Trump warned empty seats about riot-filled streets
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)
President Trump was reportedly shocked by low attendance at a weekend campaign rally in Tulsa, but millions more watched the rally live and an author-activist says the President delivered a powerful message for American voters.
The president’s re-election campaign did not dispute media reports of empty seats at the BOK Center, where a fire marshal said 6,200 tickets were scanned for the long-anticipated re-election in a facility that can hold 19,000. (Editor's Note: Disputing those numbers, the Trump campaign says 12,000 attended the rally).
Speaking to Fox News after the campaign rally, Trump campaign advisor Mercedes Schlapp blamed protesters for keeping people at home for fear of violence and for blocking people from entering.
Longtime conservative activist David Horowitz tells OneNewsNow the safety concerns are valid due to a history of violence outside Trump rallies.
“Am I going to take my kids to a rally where these Antifa fascists can provoke violence?” he asks rhetorically. “So I think people had second thoughts about it. And then there was this scam on the Chinese Communist media site Tic Tok, where leftist idiots pretended to sign up as Trump supporters to the rally, and the Trump people fell down on the job of screening them."
Despite the lackluster attendance, Fox News reported a record-setting audience of 7.7 million watched the rally live on the cable news network – making it the most-watched primetime event on a Saturday night. The only other telecast to top those figures is his State of the Union address.
Regarding the President’s campaign speech Saturday night, Horowitz says America heard an “irresistible message” about Election Day.
“If you vote for the Democrats, you're voting for the party that enables and encourages, and eggs on and incites, the rioters and looters,” Horowitz says. “I think it's winning position."
Editor's Note: This story has been amended to reflect the Trump campaign disputes the 6,200-figure for the Tulsa rally attendance. The campaign says about 12,000 attended the event.
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