EDITOR'S NOTE: After posting the article below, Grassfire received new information about the President's Tulsa rally on Saturday night. While the in-person attendance may have been lacking, the TV ratings certainly weren't. In fact, FOX News says they were "record-setting":
A whopping 7.7 million total viewers tuned into FOX News from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT during Trump’s remarks, making it the most watched Saturday in the network’s history during that time period, according to early Nielsen data.
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The President's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday night was strong on content but weak on attendance. The expected crowd of 20,000 in the BOK Center didn't materialize. Instead, an estimated crowd of less than 7,000 Trump supporters were on hand. It appears that the first "Make America Great Again" rally since March 2 may have been undermined by online "trolls," protestors and the "mainstream" media. The New York Times reports:
TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music groups claimed to have registered potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets for Mr. Trump’s campaign rally as a prank. After the Trump campaign’s official account @TeamTrump posted a tweet asking supporters to register for free tickets using their phones on June 11, K-pop fan accounts began sharing the information with followers, encouraging them to register for the rally — and then not show. The trend quickly spread on TikTok, where videos with millions of views instructed viewers to do the same.
The chairman of Mr. Trump’s reelection campaign, Brad Parscale, responded to the alleged prank by insisting, "Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally attendance, don’t know what they’re talking about or how our rallies work." The campaign says other factors influenced the lower-than-expected turnout.
Mercedes Schlapp, a senior advisor for the Trump campaign, told FOX News on Sunday that protestors had "an impact in terms of people coming." She also said: "Over 5.3 million people watched (the rally) on all of our digital media channels, and so the reach was far and wide and that doesn't even include the TV numbers.”
Regardless of what happened on Saturday night and how it occurred, one thing is certain: Trump supporters can expect more attempts to undermine and sabotage the President's campaign. As they have for the past five years, the radical Left will do EVERYTHING possible to destroy our Commander-in-Chief.
Three years ago, Democrats were whining about Russian interference in the 2016 election. THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Then, the Left went on their scam impeachment crusade. Next it was COVID-19 shutdowns and lockdowns that destroyed a booming U.S. economy. But when things were starting to get better, peaceful protests turned into riots, violence and looting in mostly Democrat-run cities nationwide.
Now, this past weekend, thousands of online trolls appear to have sabotaged the campaign rally of a sitting president. Anti-Trump protestors also are believed to have made a negative impact. And for two weeks, Americans watched the leftist media's ridiculous and hypocritical double-standard regarding COVID-19. They were incensed by the Tulsa rally but widely ignored the threat of the virus to thousands of protestors and rioters across the country.
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