Only 6,200 People Showed Up To Trump's Tulsa Rally

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Whether you want to thank crafty K-Pop stans or Joe Biden, one thing is clear: President Trump is slowly starting to flop, and Trumpland is panicking.

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The New York Times reports that Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, his first major event since the covid-19 pandemic, had a total attendance of 6,200. This number pales in comparison to the expected turnout: The Trump campaign was certain they would fill the 19,000-seat arena, as well as an overflow area that Trump and Vice President Pence planned to offer warm-up speeches prior to the big event. Instead, the arena was less than half full and the overflow area was broken down when it was clear that there wouldn’t be enough attendees to fill it.

Needless to say, Trump is big mad.

From NBC News:

The president was fuming at his top political aides Saturday even before the rally began after his campaign revealed that six members of the advance team on the ground in Tulsa had tested positive for COVID-19, including Secret Service personnel, a person familiar with the discussions said.

Trump asked those around him why the information was exposed and expressed annoyance that the coverage ahead of his mega-rally was dominated by the revelation.

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“It’s politics 101: You under-promise and overdeliver,” a Trump ally said, conceding the missteps the Trump 2020 team took in the lead-up to the event by saying nearly 1 million people had responded to requests for admission.

Much of the blame is falling on campaign manager Brad Parscale, who in the days leading up the event aggressively touted the number of registrations, but those close to him stress that his job is safe, for now.

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Several hundred or even thousands of young people—including K-pop stans and so-called “Tiktok Teens”—claimed to register for the event with no intention of attending, a move that surely helped turn the Tulsa event into a huge embarrassment. But they alone didn’t help Trump’s downfall: Covid-19 is still on the rise across the country, as are Joe Biden’s poll numbers. Biden is even starting to make some headway with Evangelicals, a voting block Trump cannot afford to lose.

Trump is struggling to make the case for why he should have a second term, and while the road to November is long and endlessly stupid, getting trolled by teens would be a hell of a way to go out.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.

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DISCUSSION

You got to remember too that there was NO cap on tickets reserves. People keep thinking that its all the Tik Tok people to blame but anyone could have gone to the arena, requested a ticket, and walked in. That was what the overflow was for.

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You can probably blame the Covid for some people not going but seriously, there are more than enough idiots online and what have you loudly proclaiming to show everyone how they support Trump blindly enough to march down there.

And this was simply a prop up to get Trump from being a fuming shithead and simply placate his ego from his own teams mutterings. And it showed....it wasn’t any sort of formal address or enthusiams to boost the spirit of his backers. It was a patented Grampa Simpson diatribe of his idiocy, long slopping ramblings about utter bullshit running as ‘insight’, hate filled mockery, 10 minutes on his walk down a ramp, and 15 minutes on how he can drink a water one handed - with demonstration!

Drink a water one handed....the President of the United States thinks he has to address a fucking meme like the biggest dumbest edgelord who froths online about showing everyone how big and tough he is, daring to actually think that transfers to real life, and posting pics of the sad attempt to mockery all over again.

What a clownshoe.

So now we got this sad state. A disheveled Trump, shuffling off the copter, head down, the weight of his failure pushing those shoulders down, his mighty symbol dangling in his hand like the chaff and anchor it truly is. All to the sad strains of Foreigner’s “I Want to Know What Love Is” by a brilliant genius. Play on repeat for maximum inability to wipe that smug smile off your face:



I plan to kill the schadenfreude and serve it as a substitute for a Thanksgiving Turkey this year, for its growing plump and juicy.