22 Jun 2020

Donald Trump holds first rally since Coronavirus outbreak to smaller than expected crowd

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 22 June 2020

President Donald Trump has held his first campaign rally since the coronavirus outbreak began, but the turnout in Tulsa, Oklahoma was much lower than organisers had hoped for.

Earlier in the week, Trump tweeted that a million people had signed up to attend the rally, but on the night the arena was almost half-empty.

During his speech, President Trump said he told officials to slow down coronavirus testing to keep case numbers low.

Simon Marks is in Washington DC.