After a months-long pandemic-induced hiatus, President Donald Trump will begin holding his infamous rallies again. The first is set to take place next Friday, on Juneteenth, in Tulsa, Oklahoma—the site of the Black Wall Street massacre. It was a move that many saw as a deliberate desecration of Black history as protests against police brutality continue around the nation.
Nevertheless, the Trump campaign is adamant that it will hold a rally.
Typically, thousands of people attend the President's rallies, including many who travel from out of state. With numerous areas still seeing spikes in the highly contagious virus, the risks of spreading the virus in an indoor rally with thousands of people are high.
In response to concerns that Trump's rallies could become a pandemic hotbed, the campaign has taken steps to avoid any liability that contractions traced back to the rally would impose.
Attendees will be required to waive liability in order to retend.
The president’s just announced campaign rally for Oklahoma includes a liability waiver in the registration for rall… https://t.co/PeIBn9ScnO— Kelly O'Donnell (@Kelly O'Donnell)1591910947.0
The waiver reads in part:
"By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to [the virus] exists in any public place where people are present."
Guests must "voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure" to the virus in order to hear the speech of a President who routinely dismissed the threat it poses.
People couldn't help but roll their eyes.
@KellyO @jwgop Lol so it’s totally safe, but here’s a waiver so we aren’t liable. Neat.— Joseph (@Joseph)1591911093.0
@KellyO I accept responsibility for nothing!!!— Dmin (@Dmin)1591916689.0
@KellyO At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted a liability waiver for tear-gassing and excessive use of force as well.— Beau Willimon (@Beau Willimon)1591912550.0
@KellyO They should at least provide each rally attendee with a complimentary Chloroquine tablet... sheesh— Alex Cole (@Alex Cole)1591914260.0
By issuing the waiver, the Trump campaign is acknowledging that it's putting its supporters at risk of contracting a virus that's killed over 100 thousand Americans.
@KellyO It's not called a death cult for no reason! Trump cultists are willing to risk getting COVID19 just to see… https://t.co/wNiDRe1iqH— MURRAY (@MURRAY)1591914709.0
@KellyO SO HE KNOWS CORONAVIRUS IS NOT GONE BUT HE WON'T ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU CATCH IT AT THE RALLY I JUST CAN'T ANYMORE— Tracy Lee Brewer (@Tracy Lee Brewer)1591911058.0
@KellyO So.....they know the real risks and have Gaslighting their supporters the entire time?? @ProjectLincoln… https://t.co/ePvP4VsSLD— Kevin D (@Kevin D)1591913999.0
@KellyO There you have it folks!! Donald "I take no responsibility" Trump.— 🛹oskywosky🛹 (@🛹oskywosky🛹)1591914459.0
This doesn't seem like it will end well.