The Tulsa arena is filling up — particularly in the lower bowl and on the floor, where attendees are closely packed together, dancing and waving the usual rally signs. It is roaring loud.
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” campaign signs are being handed out to attendees. An overwhelming majority of attendees are not wearing masks, but campaign officials said they were offered. The pool had its temperature checked on the way into the arena.
Alveda King just led the crowd in the Lord’s prayer. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is on the floor taking selfies with supporters.
The usual Trump rally soundtracks — Beat It, etc. — are blaring. Trump donor and oil CEO Harold Hamm walked through the arena, wearing a mask. Eric Trump could be seen walking through the arena to conduct an interview on the press riser.
The campaign says there will only be indoor speeches tonight from both the vice president and president.
“President Trump is rallying in Tulsa with thousands of energetic supporters, a stark contrast to the sleepy campaign being run by Joe Biden from his basement in Delaware. Sadly, protestors interfered with supporters, even blocking access to the metal detectors, which prevented people from entering the rally. Radical protestors, coupled with a relentless onslaught from the media, attempted to frighten off the President’s supporters. We are proud of the thousands who stuck it out,” Tim Murtaugh, a campaign spokesman, says.