Tropical storm Fay is heading toward the northeast part of the country.
President Donald Trump’s rally scheduled for Saturday night in New Hampshire has been postponed and his campaign cites concerns about Tropical Storm Fay and his path to the northeast part of the country.
In a statement, Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh said: “The rally scheduled for Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been postponed for security reasons due to Tropical Storm Fay. It will be rescheduled and a new date will be announced soon. ”
The president himself resorted to his favorite platform to echo that statement by his director of communications.
With Tropical Storm Fay heading toward the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at Portsmouth International Airport in Pease. Stay safe, we’ll be there soon! # MAGA2020
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2020
There was growing concern that the demonstration in Tulsa contributed to an increase in coronavirus cases. Dr. Bruce Dart, Director of the Tulsa County Health Department, said at a press conference on Wednesday that “in the past few days, we have seen nearly 500 new cases, and we had several major events just over two weeks ago, so I guess we just connect the dots. “
This cancellation comes immediately after that same rally in Tulsa, where participation expectations fell completely short. At the BOK Center, an arena that seats about 20,000, the venue was less than a third full.
Murtaugh told ABC News that protesters and media participation was lower than expected, however there have been few reports of mass protests outside the arena.
Trump campaign officials touted audience numbers rather than attendance figures.
Murtaugh said in a statement that “President Trump’s rally in Tulsa attracted more than 4 million unique viewers on all of the campaign’s digital media channels.” The pre-demonstration live shows drew an audience of more than 2.5 million unique viewers on their own. These figures don’t even include viewers. “
At this time, there are currently no plans for another rally for the Trump Campaign.