Health Editor’s Note: I can think of a few other reasons Trump might have not had the numbers of people he wanted at his rally…..Perhaps people were concerned about contracting COVID-19, a very real viral disease that can and does result in death for some, perhaps contracting coronavirus from being in a group of other people (you know the only beings that can spread COVID-19), perhaps they thought to “see and hear” the Trumpster speak was not worth the risk of getting ill, or perhaps he is losing his following as they become sick of his promises, cures/prevention for COVID-19 or perhaps they were home sick with coronavirus…..Whatever, Trump thinks it was all part of a plan to harm him, the professional paranoid…..Carol
Trump campaign blames protests, media for modest rally crowd in Tulsa
by Mary Kay Linge/New York Post
President Trump’s return to the campaign trail Saturday is finding a smaller-than-advertised crowd in Tulsa, Okla. — and his aides are pointing fingers.
“Sadly, protesters interfered with supporters, even blocking access to metal detectors, which prevented people from entering the rally,” campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said about an hour before Trump was set to take the stage at the 19,000-seat BOK Center.
Campaign manager Brad Parscale had touted more than a million ticket requests for the rally, but said he expected about 100,000 to actually show up.
An outdoor stage was set to accommodate entertainment for an expected overflow crowd — but Trump’s speech there was called off when the masses never materialized.
“Radical protesters coupled with relentless onslaught from the media, attempted to frighten off the President’s supporters,” Murtaugh said. “We are proud of the thousands who stuck it out.”
Local health officials in Tulsa have opposed Trump’s decision to hold the rally in their city while the coronavirus pandemic continues.