Trump news – live: President under increasing pressure to cancel Tulsa rally amid ‘huge’ coronavirus risk warning as Florida suffers surge in infections
Donald Trump is going for a walk on the southern lawn of the White House on Sunday, June 14, 2020: Patrick Semansky / AP
Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to cancel his upcoming election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma after the city's health director, Dr. Bruce Dart, who expressed concern about the spread of the corona virus, and President Advisor Larry Kudlow admitted that participants would be well advised to wear a face mask.
"Covid is here in Tulsa, it sends very efficiently," said Dr. Darts on Saturday. "I wish we could move this to a time when the virus isn't as big a problem as it is today." His comments are consistent with the news of a sharp rise in infections in Trump's adopted home of Florida.
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The president has now been furiously defending himself after a video went viral in which he tried to drive down a ramp at West Point over the weekend after a closing speech. Trump insisted that the sidewalk "was very long and steep, had no handrail and, above all, was very slippery" and admitted that he had made a fool of himself.
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