HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Trump to stage Alabama ra...

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:19 PM

Trump to stage Alabama rally as state struggles with Covid surge aka "a super spreader event"


Donald Trump was due to stage a rally in Alabama on Saturday night, in a city that has declared a Covid emergency and in support of a congressman who both backed Trump’s attempt to overturn the election and this week sympathised with a man who threatened to blow up the US Capitol.

The former president will speak in Cullman, Alabama, in part in support of Mo Brooks’ bid for a US Senate seat.

Like other southern, Republican-run states, Alabama is struggling with a surge in cases of Covid-19 fueled by the contagious Delta variant. On Thursday, the city of Cullman declared a state of emergency.

In a statement on Saturday, Trump said he expected a “huge crowd and tremendous enthusiasm” as there was “much to discuss, mostly having to do with bringing our country back”. Local media reported that organisers expected about 40,000 to attend at York Farms. The former president was set to take the stage at 7pm local time.

Dr William Smith, chief medical officer for Cullman Regional, told CBS42: “We view this as a potential ‘super-spreader’ event, just like last week’s Rock the South that was [at the same location]. We’ve seen an increase in patients since that event last weekend and we’re concerned we could see the same impact.”


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/21/trump-alabama-rally-mo-brooks-senate-coronavirus-covid

25 replies, 1060 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 25 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump to stage Alabama rally as state struggles with Covid surge aka "a super spreader event" (Original post)
Botany Aug 2021 OP
spanone Aug 2021 #1
malaise Aug 2021 #2
lame54 Aug 2021 #3
Ocelot II Aug 2021 #4
Botany Aug 2021 #5
House of Roberts Aug 2021 #12
Botany Aug 2021 #20
ShazamIam Aug 2021 #7
smirkymonkey Aug 2021 #6
spooky3 Aug 2021 #8
kimbutgar Aug 2021 #11
Buns_of_Fire Aug 2021 #9
Chainfire Aug 2021 #10
jmbar2 Aug 2021 #13
Treefrog Aug 2021 #14
Maru Kitteh Aug 2021 #15
OAITW r.2.0 Aug 2021 #16
struggle4progress Aug 2021 #17
struggle4progress Aug 2021 #18
louslobbs Aug 2021 #19
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 2021 #21
dalton99a Aug 2021 #22
Botany Aug 2021 #23
Champp Aug 2021 #24
StarryNite Aug 2021 #25

Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:21 PM

1. may their expectations disappoint them greatly

40,000? Well, it is Alabama

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:24 PM

2. Time to bring out the

Cain!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:26 PM

3. Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:27 PM

4. Keep culling the herd, GOPers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ocelot II (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:34 PM

5. Not even counting the C-19 virus but 80 degrees F plus, thunderstorms, farm field, AL in August,

older people with co-morbidities, and the hospitals in AL are already filled up too. I hope they bring in
100,000 MAGA people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:18 PM

12. According to futurecast radar

they have until about 9;30pm before a heavy rain hits.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to House of Roberts (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:55 PM

20. Any chance of an earlier lighting strike?

Just asking. But with some nice humidity the virus will have some nice places to hang out until somebody else inhales it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ocelot II (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:37 PM

7. Kind of my first thoughts, It is going to be a very White crowd, wtf/lol nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:37 PM

6. What a stupid, selfish POS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:44 PM

8. Sociopaths gotta sociopath. If only they didn't burden our

health care system…

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:53 PM

11. I love that you tube video

Many a day I hummed that song when TFG was president.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:46 PM

9. It's Trumpstock '21!

Please eat the brown acid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 03:47 PM

10. Afraid that they may see a surge? Oh, Hell no, it is a sure thing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:23 PM

13. Not a mask among them

https://world-wire.com/trump-rally-cullman-alabama-live-stream/


So many candidates for Herman Cain Lifetime Achievement Awards

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:26 PM

14. Is this today?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:29 PM

15. Should make it a 10-day event. Why let South Dakota have all the fun?




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:31 PM

16. Discussion? Pretty unlikely. That takes at least 2 people to have that.

No, it will be Trump saying a lot of stupid things in his rambling, unscripted stream-of-consciousness babble. After an hour of that, people will start leaving to beat the crowd out of there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:33 PM

17. "If you won't die of COVID, Mo will encourage lunatics to blow you up!"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:39 PM

18. City hosting rally declares COVID emergency

BY MAX GREENWOOD - 08/20/21 10:16 AM EDT

Cullman, Ala., on Thursday declared a COVID-19-related state of emergency ahead of a scheduled .. rally featuring .. Trump on Saturday as Alabama struggles with a surge in new infections and a shortage of hospital beds.

The state of emergency declaration allows the city to provide additional resources for the rally, a request .. made by the chief operating office of Cullman Regional Medical Center, which is experiencing overcrowding ...

The Alabama Hospital Association .. revealed on Wednesday that the state has run out of intensive care unit beds, reporting a 29-bed deficit ...

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/568730-city-hosting-trumps-rally-in-alabama-declares-covid-19-emergency

Come catch COVID is Cullman and die in a hallway waiting breathlessly for a bed!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:55 PM

19. What time do they burn the cross?

n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:57 PM

21. Masque of the Red Hat death

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 04:57 PM

22. Hope they breathe hard on one another


and drop dead in three weeks


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dalton99a (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:00 PM

23. Get a good "lock her up" chant going.

I'm with you let em all get sick and die. I have no Fs left to give.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:11 PM

24. Well, you know

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Botany (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:18 PM

25. "Save America Rally"

There might be something to this. They save America by killing off all those double digit IQ trump humpers with COVID. A new version of the Jonestown Massacre. Just a slower, more costly death.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread