On Saturday night in Tulsa, the Trump campaign held its first rally in months. Although they’d planned for huge crowds to the point that they set up an entire stage where President Donald Trump would address the “overflow” crowd — an overflow crowd never even showed up, and the planned outdoor speech was cancelled. Only about 6,200 people attended the rally, which is about one-third of the arena’s capacity of 19,000. After the debacle, in which the Trump campaign was left preparing for a crowd that never showed up, adult film star Stormy Daniels mocked Trump for his team’s ineptitude. Daniels, of course, is one of the women who Trump and his cronies tried to silence about her affair with the eventual president.
SCOOP: A Tulsa Fire Dept spox confirmed to @Forbes that they clocked turnout at Trump's rally at just under 6,200, far less than the BOK Center's 19,200 capacity.
The campaign had expected enough to warrant a second speech to the overflow section. https://t.co/5j651hSRjs
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 21, 2020
‘Told ya’ll he exaggerates about the size of things.’
Told ya'll he exaggerates about the size of things.
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) June 21, 2020
In the lead-up to the rally, the Trump campaign claimed that around one million people had RSVP’ed. One million people were never going to show up, of course, and many of those RSVPs seem to have been trolling attempts in which people flooded the Trump campaign’s system with useless data. (A lot of those apparent trolling attempts seem to have been effective, since the Trump campaign was so convinced they were going to have a big crowd that they set up that whole stage for Trump to give a second speech that they were eventually forced to cancel, since close to nobody was in the “overflow” crowd at all.)
— Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) June 20, 2020
Trump’s main rally speech itself was full of much of the president’s familiar nonsense. For example, at one point, he used the racist term “Kung Flu” to refer to the Coronavirus, and at another point, he claimed that he’d asked White House officials to scale down Coronavirus testing in order to keep Coronavirus case counts down. A White House official eventually claimed that Trump’s claim about asking to have testing dialed back was just a joke.
Re: this joke: 121,000 Americans have died so far from coronavirus.
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) June 21, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response to Daniels: