The Trump campaign has put out conflicting figures on how many tickets have been registered for their June 20 rally in Tulsa, with campaign manager Brad Parscale now claiming 800,000 people registered for tickets despite the venue seating just over 19,000.
The rally has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced due to both its racial and public health implications. It was initially scheduled one June 19th, coinciding with Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., amid a period of civil unrest over racist policing.
Public health experts have also warned that such a densely packed crowd in an indoor setting could have dire public health implications amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Just passed 800,000 tickets. Biggest data haul and rally signup of all time by 10x.
Saturday is going to be amazing! https://t.co/u2tQ812odW
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 14, 2020
I heard you sold a trumpillion tickets now is that true?
— Brian Santa Maria (@briansantamaria) June 14, 2020
This is like that time the RNC bought boxes and boxes of Don Jr.’s book.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) June 14, 2020