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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
By Jenny Stanton For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:55 EDT, 20 June 2020 | Updated: 21:46 EDT, 20 June 2020
Teens reserved hundreds of tickets for Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally on Saturday night with no intention of attending, social media users have claimed.
Political strategist Steve Schmidt tweeted on Saturday night: 'My 16 year old daughter and her friends in Park City Utah have hundreds of tickets. You have been rolled by America’s teens.
‘@realDonaldTrump you have been failed by your team. You have been deserted by your faithful. No one likes to root for the losing team.’
He then added: ‘This is what happened tonight. I’m dead serious when I say this. The teens of America have struck a savage blow against @realDonaldTrump. All across America teens ordered tickets to this event. The fools on the campaign bragged about a million tickets. lol.’
It prompted US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to praise the Zoomers and K-pop allies involved in reserving tickets.
The Oklahoma rally was intended to be the largest indoor gathering in the world during the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 120,000 Americans, put 40 million more out of work and upended Trump’s reelection bid.
Trump’s campaign, for its part, declared that it had received over a million ticket requests.
But in the hours before the event, crowds seemed significantly lighter than expected at the 19,000 seat BOK Center. Campaign officials scrapped plans for Trump to first address an overflow space
Brad Parscale, campaign manager for Trump’s 2020 campaign’s tweeted that ‘radical protestors… interfered with @realDonaldTrump supporters at the rally. They even blocked access to the metal detectors, preventing them from entering.’
Ocasio-Cortez responded: ‘Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/ fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud.’
She added: ‘KPop allies, we see and appreciate your contributions in the fight for justice too.’
On Saturday, Trump tried to explain away the crowd size, blaming it on the media for declaring ‘don’t go, don’t come, don’t do anything’ while insisting there were protesters outside ‘doing bad things,’ though the small crowds of pre-rally demonstrators were largely peaceful.
‘We begin our campaign,’ Trump thundered. ‘The silent majority is stronger than ever before.’