President Donald Trump will host an outdoor campaign rally this weekend, on Saturday July 11, in the battleground state of New Hampshire, despite the impacts of the ongoing CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic.
The Trump campaign announced on Sunday, July 5, that the “Make America Great Again” rally will be held at Portsmouth International Airport.
The event will be President Trump’s second rally since the CCP Virus outbreak swept across the United States in March.
The Trump campaign said that it will be providing all attendees with hand sanitizer and “a face mask that they are strongly encouraged to wear” at the upcoming rally, The Hill reported, citing a press release.
“President Trump’s record-setting accomplishments in record-setting time have improved the lives of all Americans. He rebuilt, restored, and renewed our great nation once, and he’ll do it again,” the campaign spokesman White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement.
“We look forward to so many freedom-loving patriots coming to the rally and celebrating America, the greatest country in the history of the world,” Gidley said.
In President Trump’s first coronavirus-era rally last month, 12,000 people “made it past protesters” and attended the indoor event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh. A Tulsa Fire Department public information officer said the number of attendees was just under 6,200, which remains one of the largest indoor gatherings in the world during the CCP Virus pandemic.
“12,000 is about 11,990 more than attended Joe Biden’s last event,” Murtaugh wrote in a tweet on June 21, referring to an enthusiasm gap between the incumbent Republican president and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Some facts about the Tulsa rally:
✅12,000 people made it past protesters thorough the metal detectors
✅The lower bowl of the arena holds 9,000 by itself & was full.
✅12,000 is about 11,990 more than attended Joe Biden’s last event.
✅Over 8.3 million watched online
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) June 21, 2020
The next rally will take place as health experts keep warning against the gathering of large crowds amid the virus pandemic.
But New Hampshire is one of the states that has a low number of CCP Virus cases in the United States. Data from Worldometers website shows that the CCP Virus has affected nearly 5,900 people in the state as of July 6, but 4,684 of them have recovered and 381 patients have died.