Current United States President Donald Trump held a rally earlier in Tulsa, Oklahoma to a crowd far smaller than he expected, thanks to K-Pop stans and TikTokers.
Donald Trump held his Tulsa rally on June 20, and according to his campaign officials, over 1 million people registered their attendance at the rally, with local officials stating that 100,000 of those registrants would be in physical attendance at the rally. Donald Trump himself also acknowledged the high volume of requests for tickets for his rally.
Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2020
However, it was revealed that the majority of tickets reserved were done by a massive team of K-Pop stans and TikTokers from around the world, leading to the President believing that many people wanted to listen to him. In reality, the audience in the stadium was only around 50% full, and the overflow area outside the venue was nearly empty.
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) June 20, 2020
— ROSALITA SPRINGSTEEN (@girlpower1999) June 20, 2020
Numerous people inside the rally pointed out the low attendance as well, with the upper bowl nearly empty.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 20, 2020
A fuller view of stadium as program begins pic.twitter.com/xGdqTpwi1L
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) June 20, 2020
Several prominent politicians and personalities, most notably New York House of Representatives member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, voiced their appreciation for both the K-Pop community and Tiktokers who tricked Donald Trump.
KPop allies, we see and appreciate your contributions in the fight for justice too 😌
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 21, 2020
Imagine Trump announcing a total shutdown of K-pop until he figures out what the hell is going on pic.twitter.com/5A9bdVFRwP
— Hyunsu Yim 임현수 (@hyunsuinseoul) June 21, 2020
Shout out once again to all the Tik Tok teens and K-Pop stans who hit Trump where it hurts him the most tonight. Absolute legends, all of you.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) June 21, 2020
Did gazillion teen kpop fans really just metaphorically pull down Trumps pants on national TV – in the process exposing the incompetence of his team? While also leading Parsale to waste money on an outdoor stage that no one would use? If so…you guys are unbelievably awesome!
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 21, 2020
So there is a good deal of Twitter chatter that part of why the crowd outside and inside the Tulsa Trump rally is that KPOp fans requested masses of tickets to plus up Trump’s expectations with no intention of showing up. Either way, anemic nunbers for Trump in a deep red state. https://t.co/anxmdy5Dbq
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 20, 2020
what I’m hearing is that a combination of kpop fans and native oklahomans bought up rally tickets to get trump’s expectations up, all with no intention of attending, is that what is happening right now, because if that is true, that rules
— Rembert Browne (@rembert) June 21, 2020
To all of the amazing TikTok Zoomers and KPop stans who amazingly trolled Trump by reserving almost 1 million tickets to his #TulsaRally, many of you may be too young to vote, but you can make a huge impact in the 2020 election. Please continue your social influence.
We love you!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 21, 2020
Would read a story about (thousands of? Hundreds of thousands?) teens and kpop stans who reserved tix for the Trump rally and possibly flooded the campaign with garbage data.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) June 21, 2020
trumps empty rally got absolutely owned by tik tokers and kpop stans. the future is bright with zoomers in charge
— Rod "4475 SR & Immortal peak" Breslau (@Slasher) June 21, 2020
my cult didn’t make the trump rally troll that idea was all kpop twitter and alt/gay tiktok we just joined in, we are just glad to be here
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 21, 2020
Others are thanking the K-Pop community, and even asking for recommendations for K-Pop songs to listen to.
Dear Kpop fans who helped make Trump sad: I have a sixteen hour drive in my near future.
Fill my playlist.
Taking suggestion in replies. https://t.co/CXA8w77v7O
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) June 20, 2020
If the kpop stans actually did this to the Trump rally I'm about to go download the entire BTS catalogue
— Elon DUSK (@DaveOshry) June 21, 2020
Sources state Donald Trump is working on figuring out what happened, what caused his expected massive turnout to be drastically lower than projected.
— David Gura (@davidgura) June 21, 2020