US President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign hit out at protesters and the media on Sunday as it scrambled to reset after a disappointing relaunch at a rally beset by missteps.
The event in Tulsa, Oklahoma was marred by empty seats, coronavirus infections within the campaign and a rambling speech by Trump that was criticized for having nothing of substance to say on the pandemic or racial tensions gripping America.
The White House had promised Saturday’s much-hyped event Trump’s first rally in three months would be flooded with up to 100,000 people, but large sections of the 19,000-capacity BOK Center were empty.
The local fire department said only about 6,200 people were present, according to US media, but campaign officials claimed at least 12,000 attended.
An outdoor event for the overflow crowd was canceled because no one showed up, despite Trump’s team boasting of huge interest ahead of time and more than a million ticket requests.
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Source: Guardian Newspaper