Attendees at post-lockdown Trump rallies CANNOT sue if they contract coronavirus, his campaign says – The Sun

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's campaign will require those attending his upcoming rally to agree not to sue if they catch the novel coronavirus.

It was reported on Wednesday that Trump plans to resume indoor campaign rallies with an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19, at a time when COVID-19 fears still persist.


A statement on the Trump campaign website informed those wishing to attend the Tulsa rally: "By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

“By attending the rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.”

The Tulsa event will be the first rally Trump has held since the coronavirus forced most of the U.S. into quarantine three months ago.

SIGNIFICANT LOCATION

During that time, polls have started to favor presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as many have criticized Trump's handling of the virus and growing national unrest toward racial inequality and police brutality.

The Tulsa rally will be help on June 19, known as Juneteenth, an African-American holiday that recognizes the end of slavery in the United States.

Tulsa was also the site of a massacre of black residents, in 1921.

Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that he would announce a new location for a speech in August, when he will accept the Republican Party's nomination for president.

According to campaign advisers, sites under consideration include places in Texas and Georgia, but it is likely the president will choose Jacksonville, Florida.

The Republican National Convention, where he will be nominated, had been planned for Charlotte, North Carolina, but the state's Democratic governor Roy Cooper is refusing to allow the crowd size that Trump wants in order to maintain social distancing.

Trump said: "We're going to North Carolina at the appropriate time. The governor's a little backward there. He's a little bit behind. And unfortunately we're going to probably be having no choice but to move the Republican convention to another location. That'll be announced shortly."

It was recently revealed that President Trump planned to ditch the "Keep America Great" slogan just months before Election Day.

In response, those on social media offered their thoughts on what the new slogan should be.

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