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Trump Campaign Adviser Cornered By Chris Wallace: ‘People Didn’t Show Up’ At Tulsa Rally



On Sunday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace grilled Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp on the attendance at President Trump’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally, saying “people didn’t show up.”

Schlapp said several Trump supporters did not show up because they were “worried about the protesters coming in.” Hundreds of protesters marched down streets, but only one was arrested for trespassing in a secure area, the Tulsa World reported.

Wallace pointed out that photos showed the BOK Center, which holds about 19,200 people, was “no more than two-thirds full” and that protesters “did not stop people from coming to that rally.”

“The fact is, people didn’t show up,” Wallace said.

The Fox News host also noted that Trump cites the attendance at his events as a gauge of his support, saying, “he talks about how he can fill an arena and that Joe Biden can’t.”

“I’d love to see a Joe Biden rally. Let’s bring it on, because there is no comparison,” Schlapp said. “The phenomenon of the rally came because of President Trump, and people came out.”

“Those people that knew that they wanted to be there physically present with the president. They joined us, and they’re family-oriented individuals who wanted to come out and be with us,” she added.

Wallace interjected, “Mercedes, please don’t filibuster. We’re showing pictures here and it shows big, empty areas. Frankly, it makes you guys look silly when you deny the reality of what happened.”

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The Trump campaign had said that 1 million people requested tickets to the event. The Tulsa Fire Department reported that almost 6,200 people attended the rally.