This raises the following question: Should anyone planning to go to the Trump rally in Tulsa pay any attention to CDC guidelines regarding public gatherings? Should they take seriously a COVID-19 exposure-rating system wherein the highest danger of infection is defined as “Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area”? Should they, as the CDC recommends, take special precautions “where individuals might raise their voice (e.g., shouting, chanting, singing)”? These things constitute the very definition of a Trump rally, and that is precisely why the CDC includes them so prominently in its guidelines.
If this isn’t obvious, consider Hillary Cinton’s recent tweet about a boilerplate disclaimer included in the online registration form for the Tulsa rally: “If your rallies come with a liability waiver, you shouldn’t be holding them.” Hillary isn’t worried about the “deplorables” who helped defeat her in 2016. She, like the CDC bureaucrats, is worried about the political effect of restarting Trump’s rallies. According to 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Parscale, Trump broke the “single-day online fundraising record” of $14 million on Wednesday, and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the Tulsa sign-up list approaches one million. The sleazy fear-mongering just isn’t selling anymore.