Trump Supporters Must Promise Not To Sue Over COVID-19 To Attend Upcoming Rally
President Donald Trump’s campaign is requiring supporters to agree they will not sue the Trump campaign or host venue for next week’s rally if they happen to contract the coronavirus, according to The Hill.
- The campaign announced that Trump’s first rally since March will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19.
- On the campaign’s website, a “page for guests to sign up for free tickets to the event includes a disclaimer related to the virus,” The Hill reported.
- The statement reads:
"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 Hill noted that the “campaign is not expected to require guests to wear masks or socially distance at the event, as Trump has chafed at the optics of both.”
- However, “North Carolina, Arizona and Florida – states where Trump has said he will hold future rallies – have seen their case totals increase in recent weeks.”
- Surgeon General Jerome Adams said during a Thursday event with the president in Dallas, "We flattened the curve, but that doesn’t mean that COVID has gone away, that it’s any less contagious, that it's any less deadly to vulnerable communities.”