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How TikTok teens trolled the Trump campaign ahead of Tulsa rally

Users on the social media app TikTok are claiming some credit for the disappointing turnout at the president’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the weekend, after a weeks-long campaign to artificially inflate the number of people registered to attend. The prank may have helped lead the Trump campaign to boast about more than a million people seeking tickets for the rally — while only about 6,200 ended up filling seats.

In the weeks leading up to the rally, TikTok users started spreading the idea of registering for free tickets with no intention of going — in hopes that they would take seats away from Trump supporters, and leave the president speaking to a hollowed-out stadium.

One of the most prominent posts about the prank came from 51-year-old Mary Jo Laupp, an Iowa woman who worked on Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.

“I recommend that all of us who want to

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Trump in Tulsa Demonstrates Show of Force Against Dihydrogen Monoxide

Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN - Getty Images
Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN – Getty Images

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In Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, in front of a half-empty stadium, Donald Trump drank a glass of water and deeply owned everyone. They said it couldn’t be done in four years and he did it in three and a half, folks. Despite the fact that he claims to not have time to read Twitter, Trump responded to a trend of ableist online derision about the way he drinks water not by critiquing it for its scattershot pettiness, but by accepting it on its merits.

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how K-pop fans trolled Trump in Tulsa

K-pop band BTS performing on Jimmy Kimmel to adoring fans - GC Images
K-pop band BTS performing on Jimmy Kimmel to adoring fans – GC Images

The K-pop community on Twitter and other social media platforms seemed oddly silent in the last few weeks. Usually fervently chatting about their favourite pop idols in public, they were instead talking about Donald Trump. They had honed in on the fact that the US president, campaigning for re-election, would be hosting his first set piece event of the 2020 campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and they had a plan to spoil it.

Lovers of South Korean pop music, also known as K-pop, have claimed the scalp of the most powerful man in the world, taking partial credit for poor attendance at a presidential campaign rally held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the weekend. It was the worst-kept secret: despite seemingly every teenager knowing about the plan worldwide, the Trump campaign seemed oblivious to what was going on, boastfully

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Trump ‘furious’ about low Tulsa turnout

Good morning, NBC News readers.

President Donald Trump is “furious” about low turnout at his Tulsa rally, a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage and Democrats want to hear from the ousted U.S. attorney in New York.

Here’s what we’re watching this Monday morning.

Trump ‘furious’ about ‘underwhelming’ crowd at Tulsa rally

President Trump’s Saturday night rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was supposed to be the big moment when he restarted his campaign.

Ahead of the rally, the Trump campaign said as many as a million tickets had been requested for the event in the 19,000 seat arena, causing them to set up overflow areas.

But things didn’t go as planned.

Only 6,200 supporters ultimately occupied the general admission sections, the Tulsa fire marshal told NBC News.

The images of empty seats dominated the coverage of the event, leaving Trump “furious” about the “underwhelming” crowd.

In the hours after

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10 mind-boggling and unhinged moments from Trump’s Tulsa rally

10 mind-boggling and unhinged moments from Trump's Tulsa rally
10 mind-boggling and unhinged moments from Trump’s Tulsa rally

Donald Trump’s first 2020 campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. was jam-packed with a slew of confusing, cringe-worthy moments.

For those who didn’t watch live, the rally took place on Saturday night at the city’s Bank of Oklahoma Center. It’s also worth noting that it was held in the middle of a global pandemic, against the advice of medical professionals.

The president and attendees didn’t seem to be fazed by the threat of COVID-19, though. Social distancing was not strictly enforced in the arena, and few people were seen wearing masks – including Trump. But if you thought the lack of concern over health and safety would be the only newsworthy revelation to come out of this event, you’re wrong.

From rows and rows of empty seats, to careless comments about the coronavirus, Confederate monuments, protesters, and more, here are 10 of

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Donald Trump sows division and promises ‘greatness’ at Tulsa rally flop

Donald Trump declared “the silent majority is stronger than ever before” at his comeback rally on Saturday, but thousands of empty seats appeared to tell a different story.

The US president’s much hyped return to the campaign trail turned to humiliation when he failed to fill a 19,000-capacity arena in the Republican stronghold of Oklahoma, raising fresh doubts about his chances of winning re-election.

“The Emperor has no crowd,” tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Barack Obama.

The overwhelmingly white gathering at Trump’s first rally since March was dwarfed by the huge multiracial crowds that have marched for Black Lives Matter across the country in recent weeks, reinforcing criticism that the president is badly out of step with the national mood.

Related: Donald Trump calls Covid-19 ‘kung flu’ at Tulsa rally

The flop in Tulsa was an unexpected anticlimax for an event that seemed to offer a combustible

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Trump Admits at Smaller-Than-Billed Tulsa Rally He Slowed Coronavirus Testing to Hide Scope of U.S. Spread

President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to his supporters gathered at a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide protests occurring across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Trump’s rally was held at the Bank of Oklahoma Center, which seats a total of 19,000 guests. Though Trump, 74, anticipated a packed audience, the upper decks of the arena remained empty.

And less than two hours before the rally, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were expected to make remarks to the overflow crowd outside the arena. However, after supporters did not gather in the outdoor areas, plans to address the overflow crowd were canceled.

Before entering, rally attendees reportedly had the option to have their temperatures checked and be given masks and hand sanitizer for the large indoor event. Inside the event, many did not appear to be wearing

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The Tulsa arena that’s hosting Trump’s rally is asking the campaign for its plan to keep people safe from the coronavirus because they still haven’t received one 2 days before the event

President Donald Trump addressing a campaign rally on October 10, 2019, in Minneapolis.
President Donald Trump addressing a campaign rally on October 10, 2019, in Minneapolis.

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  • President Donald Trump is scheduled to take the stage at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday night for his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the US.

  • To sign up for the rally online, prospective attendees must accept a warning about the novel coronavirus that absolves the Trump campaign and the venue of responsibility for “illness or injury.”

  • A spokeswoman for the BOK Center didn’t say whether employees would sign such a waiver, and told Business Insider on Thursday that the Trump campaign still hasn’t sent them a “written plan detailing the steps the event will institute for health and safety, including those related to social distancing.”

  • Experts worry the indoor rally, where thousands of people are expected to be in close contact for hours, is the

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The Trump campaign is making Tulsa rally-goers sign a waiver saying they won’t sue if they get the coronavirus but won’t say whether event staff will have to do the same

President Donald Trump addressing a campaign rally on October 10, 2019, in Minneapolis.
President Donald Trump addressing a campaign rally on October 10, 2019, in Minneapolis.

AP Photo/Jim Mone

  • President Donald Trump is scheduled to take the stage at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday night for his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the US.

  • To sign up for the rally online, prospective attendees must accept a warning about the novel coronavirus that absolves the Trump campaign and the venue of responsibility for “illness or injury.”

  • A spokeswoman for the BOK Center didn’t say whether employees would sign such a waiver and wouldn’t give further information on which precautions were being taken to prevent the spread among event staff members and security.

  • She couldn’t say how many employees would work the event but told Business Insider that vendors and concession stands would be open Saturday.

  • On Wednesday, the state of Oklahoma reported its highest single-day

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