Brad Parscale is really testing the limits of whether “The MAGA-heads will believe anything” by telling the world first that they had 200,000 people “sign-up” for the Tulsa event, and then stating that “300,0oo” had signed-up:
This, of course, is an insane statement since it has been “political season” to Trump since 2015, or at least Trump has been holding rallies since 2015. Bizarrely, because the “demand” is so huge, Trump is handling the matter as if he’s U2 and adding a second night? We aren’t sure how that would even work, considering that the campaign moved the date back a day to June 20th, so as to not be on “Juneteenth” celebration of black emancipation.
“Looking at a 2nd event in town to get more people to be w/ @realDonaldTrump. Gonna be GREAT in the most open state in nation!”
A “second night”? Do they sell tickets to these rallies? No, we checked. That doesn’t mean they don’t sell things at the rallies. We can’t know, we have never been to one. But why would a person do a “second night” if not to take advantage of that incredible “demand”?
Rawstory has the breakdown as to what might be happening here:
Considering the arena holds at most 19,199 people, it might seem odd that Parscale is asking more people to come, but this is all a theatrical stunt. The campaign knows a small percentage of those who sign up will attend, but once someone registers they capture their name, email address, and cell phone number, and can then add them to their marketing lists, which are extremely valuable.
Ah, so that explains this:
Correction now 300,000! Going to be epic! https://t.co/36wBjA7duT
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 12, 2020
The response was “epic.”
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) June 13, 2020
— Fata Morgana (@maladamus) June 13, 2020
Moot point. Come back when you count how many will remain 2 weeks after the rally.
— Comfortably Numb🏠 (@YGalanter) June 13, 2020
Overbooking for a venue that’s under 20,000? Or just lying again?
— 🌊🇺🇸Carrie Sweet🇺🇸🌊 (@CarrieSweet2017) June 13, 2020
Awesome. The more you pack in, the easier it will be to track the outbreak.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 13, 2020
— Bekah Freitas (@rebekahkfreitas) June 13, 2020
— CaliKat 🇺🇸🙏🏻 (@CaliKatInCali) June 12, 2020
My god. We’ll end there.