If you hadn’t heard already, you’ll probably know by now that Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a total disaster.
Despite the fact that his rambling speech was actually… kinda boring… the biggest mess of Trump’s rally was the fact that so few people turned up.
The Bok Centre, which has a capacity of just under 20,000, and there were plenty of photos of empty seats in the crowd. This was even more cringeworthy because both Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale and his press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had bragged that they had received more than one million requests for tickets.
One MILLION ticket requests for President @realDonaldTrump’s rally on Saturday‼️
It’s been suggested on social media that Trump's team were fooled by teenagers on TikTok and K-pop fans who were mocking the president by reserving tickets for themselves but had no intention of turning up.
They’ve also tried so blame the lack of attendance on counter-protesters outside the venue, but seeing as there’s long been protests outside Trump rallies this doesn’t exactly seem like a great excuse. So, bizarrely (even for 2020) it seems that teen K-pop stans have delivered a huge blow to the president of the United States.
What are people saying about it?
Naturally there's been lots of reaction to Trump's big fail.
Pink, who played the Bok Centre in 2018, claimed that she sold out the venue in just under five minutes. Jack Antonoff said the same about Carly Rae Jepsen and others shared images from a Lorde and Christina Aguilera concert in the same arena.
I think I sold that same place out in five minutes. 😹 #donkeyshow https://t.co/JNOwjIQ3hB
CNN reports that TikTok user Mary Jo Laupp started this campaign after she posted a video encouraging people to get tickets and leave Trump alone in the arena. Images and videos have since appeared online from teenagers who claimed to have had tickets to the rally confirmed with no intention of actually attending.
oh no! I just reserved my tickets for 45’s rally on JUNETEENTH in TULSA and completely forgot that I have to mop my… https://t.co/gWFJDv2Thb