White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany conducted an interview on Fox & Friends on Monday morning to address reports about that President Trump was furious with his campaign over the lackluster turnout for his rally in Tulsa.
Trump’s campaign was under the impression that a million people were going to show up to the rally, but according to the Tulsa Fire Department, only 6,200 ended up attending the event.
Mainstream media outlets, like NBC News, reported that Trump was very upset over this, which then led to rumors of someone possibly being fired over the whole debacle.
McEnany says this isn’t true and that the president isn’t upset.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner:
“The president was not angry at all. The president was quite energized. I was with him after the rally. It was a huge success. His speech got rave reviews. He was in good spirits on Marine One,” she said before defending the pushback by co-host Steve Doocy.
The attendance at Saturday night’s rally was well below expectations, which reportedly rankled the president.
A lot of the blame for the smaller turnout can probably be laid at the feet of folks being scared of both Black Lives Matter rioters and the coronavirus, which is still spreading around.
The mainstream media doesn’t help matters much when it constantly covers these things and attempts to twist anything and everything into an anti-Trump narrative.
TikTok users have tried to take responsibility for pranking the Trump campaign with hundreds of thousands of requests to attend the event.
How true that is, at this point, is anyone’s guess.