Six members of a campaign advance team working in Tulsa ahead of Donald Trump’s Saturday rally here have tested positive for COVID-19, his campaign said hours before the president was set to take the stage.
“Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events,” Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign’s communications director, said in a statement.
“He’s done a lot for this country and we came to see him because he’s kind of like an idol to us, I feel like. And it’s kind of like a dream to see him in real life,” says Jair Simon as thousands gather in #Tulsa for a @realDonaldTrump rally.https://t.co/VSd6Yq7zHP pic.twitter.com/GGe7wKNu8c— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 20, 2020
“Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented,” Murtaugh said, adding that no COVID-positive staffers “or anyone in immediate contact” with them will be at the rally or near attendees.