Donald Trump’s rally is already a complete disaster for him

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Donald Trump lives in a sheltered, delusional, self centered world where he doesn’t have to worry about things like whether his fans will catch coronavirus as a result of attending his political rallies, because he doesn’t care about them anyway. But the lawyers and corporate types surrounding him do have to worry about such things, and as such, his upcoming Tulsa rally is already a disaster.

People who attend the rally will be forced to sign a disclaimer agreeing not to take any legal action against Donald Trump or his campaign, according to NBC News and other major news outlets. From a legal standpoint, it makes sense that Trump’s lawyers are doing this. These rallies are opening him up to massive litigation and damages, considering that there is little doubt that some people will catch the virus at Trump’s rallies, and a fraction of them will die.

But on a common sense level, if these rallies are so unsafe that attendees have to sign a document agreeing not to sue if they catch a deadly virus at the rally, it proves that it isn’t safe for Donald Trump to be holding rallies during a pandemic. It’s an admission of negligence on his part.

More importantly, it’s already generating negative headlines for him. Trump is already getting negative press for holding his kickoff rally in Tulsa, the site of a massacre against black people. And he’s holding it on Juneteenth, the date the last of the slaves were freed. Now he’s going to get a week’s worth of negative press for admitting to his own attendees that he’s putting their lives at risk just so he can bloviate in front of them.

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