There are now 119,000 deaths to date and 2.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the US.
Trump will likely blame the virus superspread event in Tulsa on protesters, as the media frames can be written in the most arcane ways: “they pulled off my mask”, “they coughed on me”, as Trump really would like some protest violence. Removing a curfew encourages unrest and promotes conflict.
The event is more about Trumpian ego, in a state not in electoral play, with an audience he’s willing to sacrifice.
The highest risk place and event will have no curfew.
— PoliticalMama (@politicalmablog) June 19, 2020
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 19, 2020
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) June 19, 2020
Earlier this month, several top Trump campaign advisers gathered for a virtual strategy session to address a political reality they could no longer ignore: The President was in serious trouble.