President Trump and his campaign promised an overflow crowd in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday, both inside and outside the 19,000-capacity arena.
It was going to be so big, both he and Vice President Pence were slated to give speeches both inside and out.
Inside the arena, thousands gathered for Trump's first rally since the coronavirus outbreak. They filled the lower portion of the arena and scattered in the upper section, but it wasn't full. (See photos below)
And events outside didn't happen at all. Not long before the event, the campaign announced that the events outside would not be happening.
A CNN producer who signed up for rally tickets has received this text from the Trump campaign: "The Great American Comeback Celebration's almost here! Doors are OPEN at the BOK Center. Pres. Trump can't wait. There's still space!"
Teens and K-pop fans sabotaged Trump's Tulsa rally by reserving tickets by the hundreds with no intention of attending, Twitter users claim
Social media users are claiming teens and K-pop fans reserved tickets to the rally with no intention of attending
Political strategist Steve Schmidt said his daughter and her friends reserved hundreds of tickets
Twitter users were quick to reply that their children also sabotaged the rally
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said: '... you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations'
There were thousands of empty seats at the 19,000 seat BOK Center
Btw, ticket requests is a major way in which the Trump team builds their mailing list to solicit donations. This makes the Trump list less effective and valuable.
Trump points to his shoe (see third photo below) as he explains his careful descent down a ramp earlier this month after a speech at West Point. Trump said the reason he was so careful walking down the ramp was that he was wearing "leather bottom shoes" and worried that he might slip due to the lack of traction. It was reported that Trump spent ten minutes explaining his mincing descent down the ramp. Maybe he really does have bone spurs.
In video below, Trump explains viral ramp descent, water sipping moments during Tulsa rally.