The Trump campaign promised supporters a fully packed house in at The BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma but the turnout was less than stellar. After publicly stating that there were more than a million tickets requested that would’ve overflowed the arena, the actual attendance was a fraction of what was predicted.
The BOK Center can hold about 20,000 people, 980,000 less than Trump thought he would need which prompted them to spread seating to the outside of the arena. But it turns out that a bunch of tik tok users and K-Pop fans trolled the campaign and reserved tickets for the event that they didn’t plan to attend.
According to reports, the actual turnout was just over 6,000 people. In photos and videos online, one can see the top level of the BOK Center with spotty attendance.
“Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap,” Trump Spokesman Tim Murtagh said in a statement according to The Verge. “What makes this lame attempt at hacking our events even more foolish is the fact that every rally is general admission — entry is on a first-come-first-served basis and prior registration is not required,” Murtagh told The Verge.
Murtagh’s response almost makes the situation worse considering that even on a first come first serve basis the campaign couldn’t drum up a packed house as Trump had predicted.