Trump has no plans to wear mask at massive rally

Six members of Trump’s advance team have tested positive for coronavirus before the president's rally in a venue that can seat up to 19,000 people.
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Marcus Moore, thank you. The threat in Tulsa tonight isn't just the risk of clashes in the streets outside president trump's massive rally, but from the coronavirus inside the arena as well. Late today, word member of his advance team tested positive. Health officials warn this rally has the makings of a superspreader type event. Rachel Scott also in Tulsa tonight. Reporter: Tonight, hours before the president touched down for his campaign rally here in Tulsa, news six members of the campaign's advance team tested positive for covid-19. In the days leading up to today's rally, the prosecute downplayed the risk despite the uptick in covid-19 cases in Oklahoma. We'll go there. Everyone is going to be safe. They have to be safe. They want to be safe. Reporter: The trump campaign issuing a statement, saying, no covid-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today's rally or near attendees and elected officials. The president's supporters have been camped out here for days, but when they enter these Gates to go inside the arena, they'll be doing so at their own risk. Temperature checks and hand sanitizer will be on deck. The campaign is wearing face masks but wearing them is optional. Absolutely not, I don't plan to wear mask. There's no need to wear a mask. Reporter: Do you plan to wear a mask inside? I have a mask, I do not plan to wear it. I'm not worried about this coronavirus at all. Reporter: Health experts fear tonight's rally could be a superspreader event. Today, Oklahoma reporting more than 300 new cases. We should have done anything and everything that we could to move this to some other time, because as you all heard, our numbers are spiking. Reporter: Tonight, the president leaving white house, eager to back in front his supporters for the first time in more than 100 days. The event in Oklahoma is unbelievable. The crowds are unbelievable. They haven't seen anything like it. Reporter: Inside the arena, thousands packing in. This family traveling from Alabama, bringing their three kids along with them. He has a policy laid out to continue to build our country and bring back our economy and have a future for our kids here. Reporter: As a family, do you plan to go inside the arena and wear masks? No, we're not. Reporter: The trump campaign says those campaign staffers that tested positive were immediately quarantined. The president defending his decision to hold a rally in an arena that seats 19,000 people. Hi says he expects it to be a wild evening and has no plans to wear a mask. Whit? Rachel Scott.

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