So hows the Oklahoma burn-the-Reichstag rally playing in O-k-l-a-h-o-m-a?
“Expressing concerns about COVID-19’s increasing spread, the Tulsa City-County Health Department’s director [Dr. Bruce Dart] said he wishes the campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the BOK Center on June 20 would be pushed back to a later date.”
Lord Damp Nut isn’t going to like that!
“I think it’s an honor for Tulsa to have a sitting president want to come and visit our community, but not during a pandemic,” said Dart. “I’m concerned about our ability to protect anyone who attends a large, indoor event, and I’m also concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe as well.”
Ah, the Health Department has learned to make the rejection of the rally flattering to Hair Füror, good move! Also: how cool is it that their Health Director is Dr. Dart!
But the editors at the paper have a different take: unvarnished accuracy:
President Donald Trump is coming to town this week for a campaign rally.
It will be his first since such events were suspended earlier this year because of the COVID-19 shutdown.
We don’t know why he chose Tulsa, but we can’t see any way that his visit will be good for the city.
Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic. The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn’t make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea. There is no treatment for COVID-19 and no vaccine. It will be our health care system that will have to deal with whatever effects follow…
There’s no reason to think a Trump appearance in Tulsa will have any effect on November’s election outcome in Tulsa or Oklahoma. It has already concentrated the world’s attention of the fact that Trump will be rallying in a city that 99 years ago was the site of a bloody race massacre.
This is the wrong place for the rally.
When the president of the United States visits your city, it should be exciting. We think a Trump visit will be, but for a lot of the wrong reasons, and we can’t welcome it.
Lord Damp Nut springs into action, thankfully not on a ramp, to force the rally on them:
Wow! That’s amazing! That’ like 300% of the population of Tulsa!