Trump’s Tulsa Rally Akin to a ‘Festival’ Featuring Musical Acts, Dozens of Surrogates

President Donald Trump’s “Great American Comeback” rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will have the hallmarks of a “festival,” featuring musical acts, high-profile supporters, and camera crews, Axios reported on Thursday. Trump is kicking off his return in style, throwing what the outlet described as a “massive pro-Trump festival complete with musical acts, and it’s flying in high-profile backers and camera crews to show the world the fervency of his supporters”: Organizers are leasing a jet to fly in surrogates the night before and multiple film crews are being brought in to record the event, people familiar with the plans tell Axios. The Trump campaign, which had those registering for the event acknowledge a coronavirus disclaimer, has outlined the safety measures it is taking at the rally, including temperature checks and the distribution of hand sanitizer and masks. Despite warnings and criticisms from critics — many of whom have, notably, praised the thousands of protesters who have flocked to the streets in recent weeks — about one million people signed up for the event, which is taking place at the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center. The facility holds 19,000, but Axios added that the campaign is expected to set up a stage in an area nearby, which can “hold tens of thousands more.” “While Trump is scheduled to speak inside the BOK Center, additional staging is to be set up outside for other speakers and performers,” Axios reported, adding that they will appear “both inside and outside the arena,” as will Trump, who “plans to speak at both the indoor and outdoor stages, according to a source with direct knowledge of the plans.” Dozens of surrogates and Republican lawmakers will be at the event, including Sens. Jim Inhofe, James Lankford, and Tom Cotton, per the outlet. The event comes just two months ahead of the celebration of Trump’s nomination, slated to take place in Jacksonville, Florida, in August. Critics have continued to lodge complaints at the president for resuming his rallies, which have been halted since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic. “This is what narcissism is about. Trump, in order to hear cheers from an adoring crowd, will defy science and sacrifice lives—not just those who go to his rally but those they come in contact with,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) remarked on Wednesday, declaring that Trump must be defeated “for the health of the American people”: Notably, Sanders has not accused the throngs of protesters who have taken to the streets in recent weeks of defying science or risking lives. Rather, the Vermont socialist proclaimed that he was “proud of the people standing up for justice and taking to the streets”:

Of course not…because crazy ol’ Bernie is spectacular hypocrite.  Thanks God he’ll never be President..  Set your DVRs for tonight.  It should be quite a hoot!  We envision MAGA face masks.    🙂

Trump supporters turn out in London a day after protests

Thousands of Trump supporters and right-wing activists took to the nation’s capital on Saturday — a day after anti-Trump protesters had dominated the city. While the displays of right-wing support were nowhere near as large as the enormous anti-Trump march that demanded the international media’s attention the day before, it was still a significant show of support for Trump from those eager to counter the claim that Trump had been unanimously rejected by Britons. The day started with a small pro-Trump rally outside the U.S. Embassy, featuring numerous red “MAGA” hats and U.S. and U.K. flags — as well as a few anti-Hillary Clinton shirts. Later, approximately 3,000 people turned out near Trafalgar Square to show their backing of Trump as well as jailed right-wing and anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson. “Oh Tommy Tommy, Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy Robinson,” the football chant for the activist thundered throughout the event. Robinson, the ex-leader of the English Defense League, was jailed for 13 months beginning earlier in May for contempt of court after being arrested filming outside a court in Leeds. His supporters have claimed that the law was applied unevenly and have expressed concern for his safety in prison, considering his history of criticizing Islam. A number of right-wing groups were present at the march, including Generation Identity — which calls itself a “European patriotic youth movement” — as well as a number of right-wing Western politicians. Controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders made an address by video, while Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., spoke about the importance of free speech. The speeches were a blend of support for Trump, Robinson and also concerns about the danger of mass migration and the importance of national sovereignty. U.S. flags were again in abundance, as well as pro-Trump banners and placards reading “Britain Loves Trump.” “The rubbish that was spouted about Trump yesterday, it’s complete unjustified vitriol against him,” Robert Stevens, wearing a Trump T-shirt, said…

Didn’t hear about this yesterday, did ya?  It was not reported on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CNBS, or NBC.  And, it was very briefly glossed over on Fox News.  For more, and to see a few pics of this pro-Trump rally in London yesterday, click on the text above.     🙂