Trump Campaign Manager In Quasi-Quarantine After Staff Outbreak In Tulsa
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale is in quasi-quarantine after attending President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the weekend, where eight campaign staffers tested positive for the coronavirus.
- The Daily Beast reported that Parscale is one of several campaign staffers who are self-isolating “as a precaution” following the event.
- Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh made the announcement on a Thursday conference call and said staffers who attended the rally were “working remotely” and would be tested before returning.
- The report also indicated that Parscale, who along with other staffers tested negative before leaving Tulsa, took a commercial flight home to Florida.
The Daily Beast noted that “many luminaries in the Trump orbit descended on Tulsa for the rally,” despite concerns that the event would foster an outbreak. The president’s son Eric Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both gave opening speeches, and “a number of Republican National Committee officials and White House staffers attended the Tulsa rally as well.”