Donald Trump held a political rally on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was his first rally since the coronavirus pandemic shut down the country in March.
The Trump campaign was expecting a large audience turnout, as the rally was held at the BOK Center, which has the capacity to hold over 19,000 people. But the Tulsa fire department has since revealed that just under 6,200 people actually attended the event.
Furthermore, the Trump campaign said it received over 1 million ticket requests, which was later proven to be the work of TikTok users and K-Pop stans, who reserved tickets without the intention of ever attending the event. The Trump rally even had an overflow area, designated for those who could not fit in the arena, though the area had to be discarded due to low audience turnout.
Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh and Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale blamed protesters and the media for low audience turnout. After the event, Murtaugh released a statement claiming that the event drew 4 million in online viewers.
“President Trump’s rally in Tulsa attracted over 4 million unique viewers across all of the campaign’s digital media channels,” Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement. “The live-streamed pre-rally shows drew an audience of more than 2.5 million unique viewers by themselves. These numbers don’t even include television viewers.”
But low audience turnout isn’t the only thing the event saw. There were also hundreds of counter-protesters and the return of the famous Baby Trump Balloon.
Here are photos of what the event looked like.
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