President Trump on Monday slammed the media for trying to “Covid Shame” him and his marketing campaign forward of his first rally for the reason that coronavirus shutdowns, arguing they did not specific the identical well being issues in regards to the mass protests towards police brutality throughout the nation.
“The Far Left Fake News Media, which had no Covid problem with the Rioters & Looters destroying Democrat run cities, is trying to Covid Shame us on our big Rallies. Won’t work!” Trump tweeted Monday.
The president’s tweet comes as he prepares to hit the marketing campaign path for the primary time for the reason that coronavirus pandemic started. The president is about to host a large-scale rally in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, June 20.
TRUMP DELAYS TULSA RALLY UNTIL JUNE 20 OVER ‘JUNETEENTH’ CONCERNS
“Our testing is so much bigger and more advanced than any other country (we have done a great job on this!) that it shows more cases,” Trump continued. “Without testing, or weak testing, we would be showing almost no cases.”
He added: “Testing is a double edged sword—Makes us look bad, but good to have!!!”
Over the weekend, the highest well being official in Tulsa expressed issues in regards to the upcoming rally, citing rising COVID-19 circumstances. Democrats — who’ve absolutely embraced the George Floyd protests — say the rallies might be “harmful.”
“Tulsa doesn’t want Trump and public health experts warn this could be extremely dangerous,” Democratic National Committee War Room Director Adrienne Watson said in a statement. “But Trump has shown no concern for the safety and wellbeing of Americans for the entirety of his presidency — why start now? He is only concerned about his own reelection and distracting from his failed response to the pandemic that led to more than a hundred thousand Americans dying and 20 million unemployed.”
America, as of Monday morning, reported greater than 2 million constructive circumstances of COVID-19 and greater than 115,700 deaths due to problems from the virus.
The president’s Tulsa rally was slated to happen on Friday, June 19, however was rescheduled after controversy over the occasion coinciding with Juneteenth, a vacation that commemorates the date in 1865 that President Lincoln’s order to free American slaves reached Texas.
DEMS RIP TRUMP FOR PLANNING TULSA RALLY ON JUNETEENTH
“We had previously scheduled our #MAGA Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for June 19th – a big deal. Unfortunately, however, this would fall on the Juneteenth Holiday,” the president wrote late Friday. “Lots of my African American mates and supporters have reached out to recommend that we think about altering the date out of respect for this Vacation, and in observance of this essential event and all that it represents. I’ve subsequently determined to transfer our rally to Saturday, June 20th, so as to honor their requests.”
Fox Enterprise’ Blake Burman contributed to this report.