President Trump announced that his reelection campaign has received nearly 1 million requests for tickets to an upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend.
“Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!” Trump tweeted Monday.
The campaign announced last week that it would begin holding rallies again after the often boisterous events were suspended for more than three months during the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign said it would kick off a slew of rallies with an event in Tulsa on June 19, an announcement that was met with charges of insensitivity to black people.
June 19 is Juneteenth, a holiday honoring the end of slavery in America. It is also the anniversary of one of the largest massacres of black people in the history of the United States, which took place in Tulsa’s Greenwood district.
On Friday, Trump announced he would push the rally back by one day.
“Many of my African American friends and supporters have reached out to suggest that we consider changing the date out … of respect for this Holiday, and in observance of this important occasion and all that it represents,” Trump said. “I have therefore decided to move our rally to Saturday, June 20th, in order to honor their requests.”
The event is scheduled to take place at the city’s BOK Center, a venue that holds roughly 19,000 people.
President Trump indicated he has no plans to postpone a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., this weekend despite mounting concerns from local officials and residents about the event’s potential to spread the new coronavirus.