WASHINGTON—Officials are considering other venues in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for President Donald Trumps first campaign rally since the CCP virus shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday.
A Trump campaign official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said later the rally would be held at the BOK Center arena in Tulsa as planned, “but the campaign is also considering other areas adjacent to the arena to allow the president to address even more people.”
Pence acknowledged the health risks of bringing so many people together—the campaign said it had received more than 1 million ticket requests—during an interview with Fox News.
“Its all a work in progress. Weve had such an overwhelming response that were also looking at another venue. Were also looking at outside activities, and I know the campaign team will keep the public informed as that goes forward,” Pence said. “But its one of the reasons that were going to do the temperature screening and were going to provide hand sanitizers and provide masks for people that are attending.”
Pence said officials were discussing options with Oklahomas governor.
The campaign rally will be Trumps first since early March, when the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic led to quarantines and the shuttering of the U.S. economy. Trump is seeking reelection in November against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.