Just under 6,200 people attended President Trump’s rally in Tulsa Saturday, well below the BOK Center’s total capacity of 19,200, a public information officer for the Tulsa Fire Department told Forbes Sunday.
Why it matters: Trump’s campaign had planned to turn the rally into a massive pro-Trump festival to energize his re-election bid amid the coronavirus pandemic and nation-wide protests against police brutality. Campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted last week that 800,000 people had signed up to attend the rally.
What they’re saying: The campaign is still celebrating the rally, saying in a press release that it attracted “over 4 million unique viewers across all of the campaign’s digital media channels” and 2.5 million live-streams before the start of the rally.
- “The news media, which encouraged protestors and bombarded Americans for more than a week with dire warnings against attending a Trump rally, are still unable to prevent President Trump from reaching the people,” campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said.
- “These numbers represent unmatched enthusiasm behind the President’s re-election and a massive audience that Joe Biden can only dream of.”
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