Just posted to the Trump 2020 campaign site:
Leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally attendance, don’t know what they’re talking about or how our rallies work.
Reporters who wrote gleefully about TikTok and K-Pop fans – without contacting the campaign for comment – behaved unprofessionally and were willing dupes to the charade.
Registering for a rally means you’ve RSVPed with a cell phone number and we constantly weed out bogus numbers, as we did with tens of thousands at the Tulsa rally, in calculating our possible attendee pool.
These phony ticket requests never factor into our thinking. 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.
The fact is that a week’s worth of the fake news media warning people away from the rally because of COVID and protestors, coupled with recent images of American cities on fire, had a real impact on people bringing their families and children to the rally.
MSNBC was among outlets reporting that protesters even blocked entrances to the rally at times. For the media to now celebrate the fear that they helped create is disgusting, but typical. And it makes us wonder why we bother credentialing media for events when they don’t do their full jobs as professionals.
— John Weaver (@jwgop) June 21, 2020
If I’m reading this right, Brad Parscale is asserting they had in the neighborhood of 1 million legitimate ticket requests vetted by the campaign, and some light protests kept around 993,800 people from entering the event. https://t.co/FSkZdQj7gi
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 21, 2020
To be clear, Parscale is now asserting there were more than 1,000,000 legitimate ticket requests for an event where only 6,300 people showed up.
How dumb does he think people are? https://t.co/RJmQk1SNGq
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 21, 2020