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Trump: 'Suburban Women, Would You Please Like Me?'

And more from president's Pennsylvania rally

(Newser) - President Trump's busy week continued Tuesday night with a rally in Pennsylvania, where he told attendees he feels "like Superman" after beating COVID-19. The POTUS, who once again tossed masks to the crowd but didn't wear one himself, asked how many in the audience had also recovered... More »

Trump: Barrett 'Will Defend Your God-Given Rights'

President holds rally in Pennsylvania on eve of SCOTUS announcement

(Newser) - President Trump celebrated the nomination of his third Supreme Court justice on Saturday night with a raucous campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pa., that he launched by mentioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett beneath a screen that read "fill that seat." CBS News notes that's the latest chant to... More »

Ilhan Omar Hits Back at Trump: 'Firstly, This Is My Country'

Democratic rep responds after Trump attacks her at Pennsylvania rally

(Newser) - President Trump held yet another campaign rally Tuesday night, this time in Pennsylvania, and he took the chance to hurl new, unprovoked criticism at one of his frequent targets: Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. "She's telling us how to run our country," Trump complained to the not-socially-distanced crowd... More »

Trump Blames Governor for Forcing Rally Indoors

Also says he has no fear of COVID at events because he's on a stage, far away from crowd

(Newser) - Nevada's governor slammed President Trump for staging an indoor rally Sunday night, and Trump fired back in an interview. The president tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that his campaign tried to secure multiple outdoor sites but was blocked by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. “They canceled six different sites... More »

Nevada City Issues Warning Over Trump's Next Rally

The city of Henderson says it will be 'in direct violation' of emergency directives

(Newser) - President Trump is planning his first indoor rally in months, and it's expected to violate the governor's wishes. The campaign event—which CNN predicts will "rally thousands of supporters indoors"—is slated for an Xtreme Manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada. Seems the attendees will sit in... More »

Trump Responds to Reporter's Accusation: 'I Didn't Lie'

President also calls Bob Woodward a 'whack job' at Michigan campaign rally

(Newser) - President Trump continued on Thursday to defend his interviews with Bob Woodward , whom he had some harsh words for. Earlier in the day, at a White House press conference, Trump snapped at a reporter following up on the Woodward tapes, apparently referencing a recording made in February in which Trump... More »

Mother Nature Puts Crimp in Trump Rally Plans

Saturday campaign event in Portsmouth, NH, to be rescheduled, thanks to Tropical Storm Fay

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign staffers have had their eye for some time on New Hampshire as a state they could flip in November, after Trump barely lost there in 2016. That's why an upcoming rally in New Hampshire over the weekend was viewed as an important one, but it'... More »

Health Official: Trump Rally 'Likely' a Factor in COVID Surge

Tulsa has seen a dramatic increase in new COVID cases

(Newser) - President Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day... More »

Rolling Stones Threaten Trump With Legal Action

Campaign played 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at Tulsa rally after earlier cease-and-desists

(Newser) - Count the Rolling Stones among those unimpressed by President Trump's rally last week in Tulsa, Okla., though their rationale has nothing to do with the coronavirus. As the BBC reports, the British band is threatening the American president with legal action for playing their song at his rallies despite... More »

Fallout From Trump's Tulsa Rally Continues

Campaign manager Brad Parscale is taking heat

(Newser) - President Trump's weekend rally in Tulsa did not go as planned , with a post-mortem in Politico going so far as to use the word "debacle" to describe it. Much of the negative attention is focused on campaign chief Brad Parscale, who boasted beforehand of more than 1 million... More »

Trump 'Furious' Over Tulsa Rally: Insiders

And a debate erupts over the official head count of 6,200

(Newser) - Looks like size really does matter—again. In a story that echoes the debate over President Trump's inauguration crowd, CNN is reporting on competing head counts at Trump's Saturday rally in Oklahoma. While the Tulsa fire marshal says 6,200 showed up at the Bank of Oklahoma Center,... More »

TikTok Teens Claim They Messed With Trump Rally

Ditto K-pop fans

(Newser) - Teen TikTok users and K-pop fans are apparently patting themselves on the back for what they claim was a successful prank related to the attendance at President Trump's Tulsa rally on Saturday. While Trump's re-election campaign trumpeted last Monday that it had received more than 1 million ticket... More »

Trump Rally Fails to Fill Tulsa Stadium

President blamed media, protesters

(Newser) - President Trump's rally in Oklahoma Saturday night is believed to be the biggest indoor event in the US since coronavirus restrictions began—but it wasn't quite as big as expected. There were thousands of empty seats at Tulsa's 19,000-capacity BOK Center, though the campaign said it... More »

Tulsa Newspaper: Please Don't Come, Mr. President

Editorial says a campaign rally makes no sense right now

(Newser) - President Trump is scheduled to host a campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday, but he's receiving anything but a warm welcome from the local newspaper and the top local health official. In an editorial, the Tulsa World argues that "a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together... More »

'Out of Respect,' Trump Moves Date of Campaign Rally

President changes Tulsa event to next Saturday after pushback on original Juneteenth date

(Newser) - President Trump said earlier this week that his next campaign rally, set to be held Friday in Oklahoma, would be "a celebration," but that event has now been moved so it won't conflict with another commemoration. The rally had generated controversy because it was set to occur... More »

Trump Campaign to Fans: You Can't Sue Us

Trump's Campaign makes it clear on rally registration page

(Newser) - Want to attend a Trump campaign rally? OK, but don't sue them if you get sick. Trump's campaign spelled it out on a Web page that allows people to register for his June 19 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an... More »

Trump Picks Tulsa for Return of Rallies

State was among the first to loosen coronavirus restrictions

(Newser) - President Trump is planning to hold his first rally of the coronavirus era on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And he says he’s planning more events in Florida, Texas, and Arizona as well. Trump made the announcement as he met with a handful of African American supporters Wednesday afternoon... More »

Trump Campaign Rallies Are Coming Back

They're expected to resume within 2 weeks

(Newser) - President Trump loves his rallies, but he hasn't held one since March 2, before the coronavirus pandemic took hold and the country largely went into lockdown. Now, campaign officials tell Reuters and Politico that the president's campaign rallies are coming back sometime in the next two weeks. Dates,... More »

Jill Biden, Symone Sanders Protect Joe From Protester

Jill Biden and Symone Sanders are being praised on social media after the LA move

(Newser) - In one of the more awesome Super Tuesday moments, Jill Biden and Symone Sanders united to act as Joe Biden's bodyguards during a Los Angeles rally Tuesday night. An anti-dairy protester rushed the stage but was quickly blocked by Jill Biden and Sanders, who's a senior adviser to... More »

Klobuchar Rally Nixed After Protest: She's 'Got to Go'

Minnesota senator still facing criticism about a murder case from 17 years ago

(Newser) - After a weekend in which Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the 2020 race, Amy Klobuchar is hanging tough. But the Minnesota senator bowed out of a campaign rally in her home state at the last minute after protesters stormed the stage before it commenced, with the... More »

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