|President Donald Trump speaks during an event in The Villages, FL on Oct. 3, 2019.(Photo by= Joe Raedle/Getty Images)|
[아시아뉴스통신=레악카나 기자] President Donald Trump's campaign ordered the removal of thousands of "Do Not Sit Here, Please!" stickers from seats in the Bank of Oklahoma Center in the hours before the President's Tulsa rally, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
As part of the BOK Center's safety plan for the June 20 rally, arena management had purchased 12,000 do-not-sit stickers with the intention of keeping people apart by leaving open seats between attendees, according to the Post. Tim Murtaugh, the Trump campaign's communications director, didn't address the sticker removal incident but instead touted the health precautions that were taken for the event in a statement to CNN. "The rally was in full compliance with local requirements.
In addition, every rally attendee received a temperature check before admission, was given a face mask, and provided ample access to hand sanitizer," Murtaugh said Saturday. The stickers were removed before the event, according to pool reports.
Meanwhile, a video clip obtained by the Post,shows two unidentified men, one in a suit and one wearing a badge and a face mask,pulling stickers off seats in a section of the arena. Neither Trump nor the White House asked that the stickers be removed, said a senior White House official to the Washington Post.