Donald Trump’s Tulsa rally was sad & sparse, Tik Tokers & K-Pop stans pranked them

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For weeks, we’ve been hearing about Donald Trump’s big return to Nazi-rallying. It was said that he was so bored with life in the White House, under mild quarantine, and he really missed being able to feed on the unhinged energy from a crowd of white supremacist morons. He originally scheduled his first rally in three months for Juneteenth in Tulsa, the site of one of the worst hate crimes perpetrated on the Black community in America’s history. He ended up changing the date to the 20th. His campaign manager Brad Pascale kept telling everyone that there was such a high demand for tickets to Trump’s bigly Nazi rally, that they had hundreds of thousands of people scheduled to attend, all in the middle of a deadly pandemic in which Oklahoma’s coronavirus cases were spiking. It was all a perfect storm.

The day started out much as people expected – loud, maskless white people in MAGA shirts gathering in Tulsa. The cops pulled one woman out of the line – she had a ticket for the rally – and arrested her, possibly because she wore an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt. Then people got into the 19,000-seat arena and… the whole place wasn’t even close to being half-full. The campaign expected overflow, and had prepared an outdoor space for the people who couldn’t get in. They ended up breaking down that space during Trump’s speech. The campaign was sending out SOSs to bigly supporters that they should come to Tulsa just minutes before Trump spoke. And then Trump spoke.

Things Trump said during his speech: he said he slowed down testing because he didn’t want high numbers. He called the coronavirus “Kung Flu,” one of the dumbest, most racist things I’ve ever heard. He also drank a glass of water with one hand (to own the libs) and spoke (again) about how he could barely walk down a ramp.

As for the turnout, the Tik Tokers and K-Pop stans apparently united in pranking the campaign – they organized around the country (probably around the world) to grab tickets to the Tulsa rally and overinflate the campaign’s expected crowd numbers and then none of them showed up. Trump was reportedly FURIOUS about the (lack of) crowd size. The teens had a really good plan too – they organized under the radar, first posting their TikToks and then deleting them after a day, and organizing the effort over Zoom. K-Pop stans have been social-justice organizing all this time, and they’ve been doing amazing work on behalf Black Lives Matter. The children truly are our future.

Not only that, the MAGA Nazis have pissed off the ghost of Tom Petty.

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  1. Kimma1216 says:

    I bet today he wakes up on a rampage! My hope is that when we say “kids & children” organized against him, that they’re all actually not children but over 18 and registered to vote. We can prank and troll him all we want, but if we don’t get out and vote it’s not worth anything.

    • Chickaletta says:

      If it was youngsters under the age of 18, I am proud of their activism and participation. They are making their voices heard and not sitting out even though they *can’t* yet vote.

    • Eleonora says:

      BTS and their fans are known for supporting good causes. BTS recently donated 1 million dollar to BLM. Their fans matched this within 24 hours with donations to BLM and related charities.

      Some of their fans are young, but they have a lot of older fans as well.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      Thing is, this “millions of requests for tickets” is all hyperbole, of course. They didn’t expect the stadium or the overflow to *really* fill up; what they WERE doing with all those “ticket request” was mining data.

      STILL…that said, that was an AWESOME thing for the kids to do! But if they’re under 18…they don’t vote. What scares me though, is some 20 somethings, my older nephews’ age, ARE passionate about the BLM movement…and they *despise* #TangerineTwitler, but they also hate Biden and are thinking of NOT voting in protest. I was trying to make him understand how this IS a vote for TT, and while he “understands”, he says he “can’t” vote for Biden. I WILL apply pressure to him and his friends btwn now and Nov, rest assured, but if this is a sampling of his age group…I’m scared!

      • Esmom says:

        On the flip side, I have two college age kids and know a lot of young people who aren’t enthused by Biden but are holding their noses and voting for him and even helping GOTV. They know how crucial it is to get Trump out.

      • Bettyrose says:

        This is why Biden’s VP choice is possibly the most important in history. Hopefully it’s someone your nephews *can* get excited about and understand the VP will most likely be the Dem nominee in 2024.

        The Pod Save America folks are also doing a great job getting young voters amped up about issues (not Biden himself but the issues that will be better served under Biden).

      • MaryContrary says:

        Esmom, this is the same with my older kids. They’re not Biden fans, but they’re absolutely voting for him-same with their friends.

      • Purplehazeforever says:

        Did I miss something? Has Biden clearly stated he’d only be a one term president? I haven’t heard him say that so I’m really curious where everyone is thinking this is going to happen

      • Sara says:

        He’s voting for court picks. Please tell him that. Presidents are out in 4 to 8 years. Judges are lifetime appointments. It’s sadly more likely than not that the next president will be picking two SCOTUS judges (Ginsburg is 87 and Breyer is 81). This will affect what happens in this country for generations. It’s what the “Never Hillary” voters and “Bernie Bros” didn’t understand in 2016.

      • Jay (the Canadian one) says:

        The fun thing about the data mining is a lot of these kids used throwaway accounts. It was supposed to be by phone so they registered Google Voice numbers just for this. The data collected will be worthless.

      • bamaborn says:

        Hate to admit it, but I gave my 30 something son cash to go vote. He’d bring me the “I voted” sticker. Now he goes on his own and double checks with me the correct date. Of course, he has 2 young daughters which might have something to do with his change of heart.

      • anon says:

        Branch Bernardians are being pushed to not vote for Biden by former Bernie Sanders campaign staff… almost as if those staffers want Trump to win again, almost…

      • bettyrose says:

        Purplehazeforever,
        That’s not really the sort of thing one would say in a campaign, but it’s a very real possibility.

      • AppleTartin says:

        @purplehaze he has NEVER EVER said that. But given his age. I can understand the concern for 2 terms. I just need him to get the first one and then figure out the rest later on.

      • Hoot says:

        Esmom – My two 20-something sons and their friends are doing the same. Not happy w/Biden as a pick, but they’ll vote him just to help give Trumpty Dumpty the push he needs for a big fall.

      • Ardnamurchan says:

        One of the most difficult tests of adulthood is learning not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Or even of the imperfect but necessary.

        I hope your son, clearly a good guy, can grasp this before November.

        Good luck!

    • Coco says:

      He went on a ramp-age last night.

  2. Mtec says:

    LOL that’s amazing. Also, I have cousins (and their friends) in the US who “got tickets” fully intending to do the as the teens organized here, so u can thank some millenials for that too 😂

    • Vava says:

      love.

    • Moxylady says:

      Gen Z rocks. A ton of millennials did this too. It was everywhere but super under the radar. Private texts / PMs on different platforms. Honestly- me hoping this was going to happen and being excited to see what happened got me through a tough week.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    My cat had 8 tickets. We get tickets to all Trump rallies. Kudos to all the kids who worked on this. The campaign spent thousands on stuff for the overflow crowd that wasn’t.

    He attacked AOC, saying she had no qualifications to advise anyone. AOC has a bachelor’s degree in economics, just like Nagini does, except AOC earned hers.

    He botched Ilhan Omar’s name.

    He referred to “the boys” sent to Afghanistan & Iraq and the “boys” at West Point because women who serve don’t count.

    He wants military action against Black Lives Matter.

    Everyone crossing our southern border is a member of MS-13, coming here to cut girls to death or an “hombre” plotting to break into houses to attack young women.

    China is trying to kill our farmers with Kung Flu.

    “Paddy Wagon,” an anti-Irish slur, and there was some reference to Italians being violent.

    Angela Merkel and Germans don’t pay their bills.

    And unauthorized use of music from Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith.

    All offensive bases covered.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      And if he wasn’t gross enough for you already, Omar’s father died a few days ago from COVID-19 complications.

    • Joanna says:

      Oh I need to start getting tickets to his rallies and not showing up. He has a big fan base where I live. Is there a specific site you go to to purchase tickets?

      • Lightpurple says:

        Unfortunately, I am on all the Trump & RNC email lists because my former Senator Scott Brown, now ambassador to New Zealand, illegally sold his constituent services list (I had called to protest his vote on something – didn’t matter to Scott!) for political fundraising. I get emails and calls from every Republican running for anything. Most do take me off the list immediately when I inform them that the information was illegally obtained and used but the Trump people ignore all that so I get multiple invitations to his events. (The best was when Kelly Ayotte’s campaign called me 8 times offering a ride to the polls. I’m in MA, Kelly was running for Senate in NH.)

        You can sign up for his rallie through his campaign website, although use a burner account as others suggest. Or you can check Brad Parscale and his other campaign people on Twitter as they frequently post the links to sign up. You aren’t actually “Buying” a ticket as the rally tickets are free. You will be asked for a donation but you don’t have to give one.

      • AnnaLuc says:

        @lightpurple — You can block the text numbers including the 5-digit ones.

    • C-Shell says:

      First, thank you for watching so some of us didn’t have to (I just cannot watch or listen unless it’s Sarah Cooper lip syncing, and boy does she have material for DAYS); second, cuddle your cat for me.

    • Marjorie says:

      Your cat is a great American.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      Eric Trump’s warm up speech before the canned music called protesters animals and also claimed that his family will “keep the moral fabric of this country” but switched gears before admitting they planned to use it to wipe their asses

  4. Sierra says:

    I have been giggling all morning. America, there may still be some hope left in you.

    Signed,
    Non American

    • Eleonora says:

      Something else to giggle about: Kpop fans flooded racist hashtags with clips of Kpop artists.
      Also, the related “stan Jungkook” side by side with a Kpop fan meme.

    • Eleonor says:

      Same here.
      This is going to be world wide news, and it will make him soooo furious it’s AMAZING.

  5. KellyRyan says:

    Congratulations to teens and all for taking action, leader’s everyone. Tulsa FD reported approximately 6,200 seats were occupied out of a possible 19,000. The photos of people in the audience yawning, the best. Looking forward to Dumpty’s next non-rally failure.

    • Mac says:

      Trump and his goons are going to be relentless in blaming this on protesters blocking the entrances to the arena. If ticket holders couldn’t get in wouldn’t they have joined the 12 people in the outdoor overflow space?

      • KellyRyan says:

        They’re doing it Mac and it’s a road to nowhere. Video evidence is the key. Protesters in Tulsa were not disruptive, (may have been an isolated incident). Dumpty cannot keep up with America’s desire and need for change, nor can the GOP. As to our youth, we boomers did what they are doing, it was called, “punking.” :)

  6. Brooke says:

    Everyone (except my racist boss) in my office bought multiple tickets to the rally. My only problem is now I’m getting texts all day from Donald. I did the whole STOP thing a couple times but they keep coming. I hope you guys appreciate my sacrifice!

    • Badrockandroll says:

      Random thoughts … Hurrah to the youth, but let’s not write off the older folk quite yet. Boomer Grandma (previously a campaign worker for Mayor Pete) organized a lot of the TikTok stuff, and she recommended using fake names and Google phone numbers rather than real ones to circumvent Trumpspam. Six junior Trump campaign workers and two Secret Service agents associated to the campaign tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Also, only 6000 of his followers showed up. There was no cap on tickets ….so he isn’t bringing them out …maybe grandma like my mom didn’t appreciate being told to jump in the coffin for the economy

      • pottymouth pup says:

        @Liz my guess is that they believed their own hype when they saw the number of registrations that weren’t coming from their bots so they didn’t hire all the seat fillers they usually hire to make their crowds look bigger

      • HerkermaHermolker says:

        Actually Mary Jo Laupp is 51… an Xer

    • Chica1971 says:

      Next time use Google Voice to set up a fake phone number. Use a fake email account to send text messaged

      • Prayer Warrior says:

        I use my fax number when I don’t want calls to actually reach me. It’s one digit different from my real phone number. Yep, fax machines still come in handy in this day and age. I feel a small sense of revenge when I imagine that high-pitched squeal in their ear.

    • Swack says:

      Thank you for taking one for the team!!!

    • Allergy says:

      I do appreciate, Brooke :)

  7. Sean says:

    I will admit I watched most of the rally. With Trump obviously suffering from a neurological disorder (or several), I was curious to see if he’d display any symptoms.

    While he was quite animated, he did slur his words quite a bit. He also moved from topic to topic without a coherent thought between them. It was like your drunk, racist uncle wandering up onstage at open mic night. And yes, he spent quite a lot of time talking about the ramp from the West Point ceremony. The fake news media is just trying to make him look bad. West Point set him up. He was wearing leather bottomed shoes and the ramp was “ten yards long”, slippery and so steep it could have been an ice rink (wtf does that even mean?). He also made a big display of drinking from a glass of water with just one hand.

    Boy, that occurrence truly hurt his bigly ego.

    The rest was a tedious rendition of his greatest hits. It reminded me of watching a fading oldies act playing their most well-known songs. The event was under-attended despite hyperbole promoting it. They’re tired, you’re tired and there’s little excitement or surprises. It’s a sad spectacle that’s observed not because you’re genuinely a fan but because it’s a well-known name and you wanted something to do on a Saturday night. Several people on Twitter made Spinal Tap jokes last night. They weren’t far off.

    “Does this mean the popularity of Spinal Tap is waning?”
    “Oh no! No, not at all. I just think, uh, their appeal is becoming more selective!”

    • Allergy says:

      A steep ice rink?
      Thank you for watching so I didn’t have to :)

    • lucy2 says:

      Just out of curiosity, which hand did he use for the water? I bet it wasn’t the one that was in the video a few days back. Or if it was, he spent hours getting it to work.

      • Christin says:

        I saw the video, and think he used his right hand. However, someone pointed out that he used his pinky finger to support the underside of the glass.

      • Larelyn says:

        I noticed the cup wasn’t full, and he seemed to me to arch his back to drink, not move his arm higher. Either way, he did use his “affected” right hand.

  8. Jay says:

    I’ll admit to feeling a petty little thrill when the outdoor stage had to be taken down. It shouldn’t mean victory, but since it clearly matters to him, it feels like a small win to see him laid low. I wonder if this fragility will be the final straw for some – isn’t the best indicator of presidential victory “strong leader”?

    His campaign manager bragged about more than a million tickets ordered (although he openly referred to it as ” the biggest data haul by 10x” lol). He got rolled big time. You hate to see it.

    I do feel for all of the venue security and workers who were needlessly exposed to this virus. What would you do if your coworker just casually mentioned they went to this rally? I’m going to assume these guys are not self-isolating for two weeks.

  9. YT says:

    Great work, clever teens! May you build a great future for your country and yourselves.

    If the rally attendance had gone as planned, how may voters would Trump have lost to the virus? It doesn’t make sense that he would endanger the lives of his supporters with mass exposure during a pandemic.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      #TangerineTwitler can’t think that far in advance. ALL he cares about is them coming-out to cheer him on NOW, to feed that YUUUUGE ego. What’s a few less of the “great unwashed”? You know, the ones he professes to love, but wouldn’t (in reality) let get w/in 100 yds. of him on a street, to y’know…actually LISTEN to.

      All I can say (and I’m probably on a Slip n’ Slide straight into Hell for this, but if all of his evil base catch Covid, I DON’T CARE, DO YOU?

      • Lucky Charm says:

        Not a slip n’ slide, a steep ice rink! ;-) And we’re all probably right on there on it with you.

    • anon says:

      His narcissistic hunger doesn’t are about his victims, it just needs to be fed.

  10. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    I am so proud of these kids! They are truly delivering, doing what grown ups are incapable of doing.

    • Eleonora says:

      Me too. Very proud.

      I’m not surprised, though, as the infrastructure to mass organize for both supporting their idols and charities in their name is already there. BTS fans are the biggest group to speak up for BLM, but there are several others, and fans from all over the world are rallying for good causes.

    • SomeChick says:

      Yep. he KPop fans started off by responding to racist hashtags on twitter. Then they took it to the next level. Go get ‘em!

      There are a lot of 18+ kpop fans. Let’s hope this victory energizes them to keep at it.

      • Eleonora says:

        I saw some Kpop fans talk about the importance of voting recently.

        Anything that will get young people to vote is great. Because yes, a lot of Kpop fans are in their twenties or even older.

  11. FHMom says:

    I love every comment here. Finally something to feel good about.

  12. boobra says:

    my faith in millennials has been restored! be blessed 😁

    • Alexandria says:

      I’m a millennial on TikTok. Most of the awesome, vocal folks are Gen Z. Slowly each gen will try to change the world and I sure hope Gen Z are the ones who reach that goal. There are Gen Z MAGAs on TikTok so I always like the non MAGA Tiktoks to increase their FYP reach.

    • lucy2 says:

      The youngest millennials are mid 20s. This is Gen Z.

      • Eleonora says:

        @Lucy2, it’s true that a lot of Kpop fans are Gen Z, but there are also quite a few millenials.

        Even my co-worker is getting into the more chill songs, and she is gen x :) .

        Fans often organize mass-donations for good causes when their fave artists have a birthday, or when the artists donate to a cause themselves. A lot of those who do this have jobs, though there are great younger people who use their allowances.

    • boobra says:

      my bad. but it was great that trump finally received a very public and long overdue comeuppance. super funny to see the news still of a single red supporter sitting alone, surrounded by an ocean of empty blue seats

  13. Kentuckygirl says:

    Trump gets made fun of all the time, that doesn’t bother him so much (at least not outwardly). But this??? Speaking to a half-empty stadium?! This hurts his ego. This is what he lives for and has been talking about for weeks. I can’t imagine the rage he felt trying to deliver his Nazi speech to empty seats. And for that, I’ve got an extra spring in my step!

    • Ninks says:

      Being made fun of bothers him a lot, why else would he have ranted so much about the ramp? Or pulled the stunt with the water glass – his ego is the most fragile substance on the planet. Anybody else would have ignored the remarks about the ramp and the glass but he couldn’t ignore them, he couldn’t let it go, it’s been bothering him for days.

      • Gina says:

        I agree. If he’s ranting about it, he’s thinking about it and it bothers him.

      • MaryContrary says:

        I know most of the time Michelle Obama’s words “When they go low, we go high” is the right thing to do. But honestly, the more he is mocked, the more unhinged he appears-so go to it.

      • Christin says:

        A prime example of someone who can dish it out (often and cruelly), but cannot take any perceived slight.

    • North of Boston says:

      And the icing on the empty stadium cake is that all the seats are blue.
      So Trump was faced with blue everywhere a seat wasn’t filled by a MAGA-dope.

      • Eleonora says:

        I love those blue seats

      • Hoot says:

        Those blue seats were a special gift, I agree.

        I’m already anxious about DT coming here to AZ on Tuesday. The church he is scheduled to pack his “Students for Trump” rally bots into only holds a couple thousand, so there’s a good chance it will fill up. All we can hope is that the A/C goes out because the temp is supposed to reach 109, and that would force everyone outside/less Covid19 germs passed around.

  14. C-Shell says:

    As Molly Jong-Fast said on Twitter overnight, the *real* story is that, with the ticket availability uncapped* true MAGAts could have filled the arena and more, if they’d wanted to. They didn’t. But, everyone who bought tickets to run up the numbers and hang Brad Parscale way out over a cliff, whether a Zoomer, a Boomer, or (LOL Lightpurple!) a cat —great job!!!

    • Lightpurple says:

      Thank you!

    • Vava says:

      How much did the tickets cost?
      Back in 2016 I went to a Trump rally here just out of curiosity and the tickets didn’t cost anything.

    • Roo says:

      Yesterday was a tough day for our family, but I did get such a smile on my face when I read a headline comparing his rally to Fyre Fest! 😂

      • Sara says:

        I smiled even harder when someone pointed out that unlike this failed Nazi fest, Fyre Fest actually sold out.

  15. TheOriginalMia says:

    Well done, kiddos!

  16. Lucy2 says:

    A ha ha, that’s awesome!
    I think maybe, MAYBE, we’re finally going to see a good turn out from young voters.

  17. Jerusha says:

    I like to imagine that Merkel, Trudeau and Macron are virtually raising their glasses of wine and having a good chortle at the laughingstock that is donald popinjay trump.

    As for the use of Tom Petty’s song, he has done this over and over with other artists that issued cease and desist orders. Is this never something that can be sued?

    • Jay says:

      I just looked up an article about this, it’s murky, especially if they can plausibly claim that they were playing music just for the event. But he’s consistently closed out his rallies with the Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (I know!) which they could argue implies support. Either way, let’s all bask in the simple truth that whether it’s Tom Petty, Neil Young, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, or Bruce Springsteen, the artists Trump wants to associate himself with will always reject him and everything he stands for. Sad!

      • Jerusha says:

        KId Rock and Ted Nugent must be so jealous-no love for them?

        And for that benefit organized by Lady Gaga, I thought the Stones chose to perform You Can’t …. as a dig at trump. Not that he would get it-too subtle.

      • lucy2 says:

        My favorite was that they used “You Can’t Always Get what You Want” when introducing Pence as his running mate.

        And I TOTALLY think Trudeau, Merkel, etc have a group chat making fun of him.

      • anon says:

        Trump never uses music from Kanye West, his dear Dragon Energy Brother? Why is that?

    • North of Boston says:

      If he wanted to steal an appropriate Tom Petty song, he should have gone for “Free Falling”

    • Amanda says:

      I picture them being too busy actually running their countries to be expending any more energy than necessary on that man.

  18. cheche says:

    Maybe they should include the number of corona virus molecules that attended. That would boost the numbers!

    • Malificent says:

      A Trump Rally — also known as — a meeting of the nominees for next year’s Darwin Awards.

  19. anniefannie says:

    K-pop also trolled the Dallas police department. DPD requested information/videos of the identities of protesters at a recent rally and were flooded with K-pop music videos instead. They were forced to shut down the site.
    Kids do the darndest things….

    • Levans says:

      K-pop and the youth coming through!!

    • Betsy says:

      Haaaa
      I admit K-Pop isn’t my jam, but I love their activism. Kind of like Insane Clown Posse – haven’t they done similar things (though on a much smaller scale)?

    • Sarah says:

      I read about this a few days ago, bravo kids! It’s wonderful to see the positive side of fandoms and online communities.

  20. Cassandra says:

    There was a freaking earthquake in Oklahoma after the rally. I’m not religious, but it’s all starting to feel apocalypse-y.

  21. Nev says:

    Bahahahahahqhajajqjqjqjqjahaah
    I’m sorry but just heard your new podcast! The comment made at the end made me scream with laughter. So good. Thanks.

  22. Betsy says:

    Oh, Kaiser! I was hoping you’d use that picture of Donnie walking across the White House lawn at 1 am, tie undone, looking like someone ate up all his ice cream. I’ve never seen him so unhappy and it was kind of the cherry on a great day.

    • KellyRyan says:

      Instead of struggling down a short ramp he waddled away from the plane. He looked completely defeated. :)

    • lucy2 says:

      Those pics are great. I hope they go far and wide, he’ll be pissed.

      I also have to laugh that they’re still using MAKE America Great again – shouldn’t it be Keep? Dumbasses.

  23. efwcheryl says:

    I would not count on those young voters for help over throwing Dear Leader….Most of the young people I know are going to write in Bernie’s name or some other because they want to over throw the current system which they believe does not represent anyone.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Well that’s privileged defined.

    • Hoot says:

      None of the 20-somethings I know are doing that, and I know a lot of them. They’re voting Democrat because they despise DT and his racist, arrogant, bravado. They realize casting a vote otherwise only helps tip the scales Trump’s way.

  24. manda says:

    I wish I was a K-Pop stan so I could have taken part in this! I had no idea people did this. Kudos to you all who did! Clever, clever

    • Eleonora says:

      You can be very easily.

      BTS, Yeri from Red Velvet, Momoland, 2Z, Miso, Ateez, Monsta X, Amber Liu and several others spoke up for BLM.

      Check “BTS Carpool karaoke”, “Monsta X human bowling” or any of the above groups on youtube to cheer up your day.

      • manda says:

        Oh wait, I guess I should have phrased that better. I don’t like their music. But, I read about how BTS’s fans raised a million dollars in a day, and thought that was so cool! It would be neat to truly be a part of something like that.

      • Eleonora says:

        I understand. Yes, it’s nice to stan BTS. It’s often inspirational, but I’m sure you have your own ways of doing good work.

  25. Scal says:

    They have him a standing ovation for drinking a glass of water. Because that’s how low the bar is. A glass of water 🙄

    A WH person had to come out right away and say he was “joking” about the testing. Because nothing is funnier than kidding about 120k Americans dying right? Lol-I can hardly breathe from laughing /s

    • Swack says:

      Everything is a joke to them. They explained the video he posted of the one child running after the other as satire and calling out the media for fake news. The new press secretary thought it was funny.

    • Amanda says:

      Exactly. As a ‘joke’ it was a very distasteful one. Real people have died. They no longer have their life. That’s not something you joke about. It’s something a president is meant to offer words of comfort for, not laugh at.

    • Eleonora says:

      Seems like they want BTS stans to flood Trump hashtag with Jungkook’s water dance.
      They are giving Kpop fans all kinds of inspiration.

    • anon says:

      It’s not a joke, not even a new one: Trump has stated more times that less testing is good for his numbers.
      Trump is a sociopath and his Deplorables are morons

      • Hoot says:

        aka, a malignant narcissist with arrested development and psychopathy (from of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” by Brandy X. Lee, et al).

  26. AnnaKist says:

    THIS IS GOLD. “He was FURIOUS.’’
    I suspect that glass of water was smaller than usual, so he’s not teaching us anything.
    Sad and sparse. I love it. I love this whole thing.

    I saw one of our Aussie reporters talk to a guy going into the rally. He asked the magat if he was worried about putting himself in danger of being infected with COVID-19. (One of our states has reintroduced lockdown measures after a spike in infections, marches are not permitted and larger gatherings are being/have been re-evaluated.) The magat said he wasn’t at all bothered “…because I figure if I was going to get it, I’d have got it by now.” Magalogic.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Another lady said at least she would die having been to a Trump Rally 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  27. Rita says:

    I am a 54 year old white woman who ordered tickets then shredded them when received.

  28. Tate says:

    Go Gen Z!! Proud of my teen daughters for being a part of this!

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Tate, thank your girls for me! This is giving me so much life today! These kids are my heroes!

      • Tate says:

        I will ChillyWilly! I have been telling people not to underestimate Gen Z. They are my heroes too. I fully believe we will see great leadership emerge from this generation

  29. Summer says:

    This is so funny. 😂. I’ve been laughing since I read about it last night. Brilliant.

  30. Coco says:

    What are the best K-pop songs to start with?

    • Eleonora says:

      Boy with Love (BTS): cheerful and a big hit in many countries. Also check out BTS: Black Swan at James Corden to see A+ performance.

      A lot by BTS is great. They have tried many genres. Most recent title song is “ON”. Also, check out; “BTS Hide and Seek “. They have lots of funny clips like that, but also speak out about social issues.

      (G)I-dle: Latata: has both a Korean and an English version. Also, Oh My God.

      Chung Ha: Gotta Go. Chunga Ha is a great singer and dancer.

      Oh My Girl: Nonstop: recent hit of a cute group

      ONEUS: Lit: for traditional Korean culture mixed with a modern song

      ONEWE: End of Spring: this is more a band but that song is very nice for this time of year.

      And a shoutout to Miso. She isn’t that popular or well known, but also spoke out for BLM and is very nice to fans.

      Have fun exploring :)

      • Coco says:

        Thanks!

      • Eleonora says:

        No problem. Hope you’ll enjoy.

        After a stressful day, I enjoy watching funny kpop clips to unwind. There is a lot of great content.

      • R. says:

        @Eleonora: Wow haha. My current fav BTS songs are: Spring Day, Black Swan, Not Today, Respect (RM &Suga), Love (RM), Lost (from vocal line) , Eight (IU and Suga)and Daechwita (AugustD). I also love Blood, Sweat and Tears a lot. No particular order though. I love Holland and admire the hell out of IU. To take control of her career and life like that, at such young age and the fact that she also had to support her family? So.Much. Respect. Love the way the former Wonder Girls and Lim Kim are taking control of their lives as well. I also love Miso haha.

      • Eleonora says:

        @R. I responded below :)

      • R. says:

        @Eleonora, super nice to meet a kpopfan here as well xD. I am a OTP7 all the way. Can’t explain it otherwise, I like them separately and I love like the chemistry they have with each other. IU’s songs I’m listening atm: Twenty-three, Ending scene, Through the Night, Zeze and SOGYEOKDONG (about the Gwangju uprising= when Korean citizens rose against the dictatorship of former president Park Chung Hee,). IU is incredible tough, she gets sooooo much criticism and the way she deals with it, is through working even harder and supporting charities, she just never complains abt the harsh words. Ha;tfelt is strong as well. She was raised by her single mother and when she became famous, all of the sudden her dad wanted to have a piece of the money she earned and scammed people into giving him money, it was a mess. Anyway thanx for reading my ramblings. Tell me a bit about your faves, do you have a BTS bias? What are other artists you like? haha PS, I also love Friends by Vmin a lot haha.

      • Eleonora says:

        @R. Yes, their chemistry is stellar. I love all 7 too, though I seem to have a changing bias every day. Monday: “JHope is such a lovely, positive guy” Tuesday: “Jin really made me laugh when he…” Wednesday: “V’s voice is so soothing” etc. Though, when all is said and done, I’m slightly Jimin and Jungkook biased.

        Friends is nice. V always wanted a song with Jimin, so I’m happy they got it. Their latest CD was full with great songs.

        I’m definitely checking out those IU songs, especially SOGYEOKDONG. Ah, yes, I heard about her annoying father. IU>>>>>that man.
        I think Eight might be Song of the Year. Definitely a contender.
        IU is very respected and with reason.

        There are quite a few other groups I like.
        (G)I-dle is one. Dreamcatcher has a great sound: more rock like music. Ateez is up and coming too. ONEUS is nice as well. I also like it that Apink is back majorly. Second gen Kpop and still going strong. Speaking of which, I saw Brown-Eyed girls with Moonbyul pass by?

        Were you an SNSD fan too?

      • R. says:

        @Eleonora. Yep; for me every time I think I have a favourite BTS member, I discover something new about another member who diverts my attention haha. Jimin def has such a dynamic personality though. He seems like such a sweet, loyal, caring person, but then WHAM! he brings out this whole other vibe on stage. Oh btw, it’s Ha;tfelt (Park Ye Eun, former Wonder Girl with the leeching ‘dad’), don’t know about IU’s dad. I’ve heard about (G)I-dle, Astro and Stray Kids,… OMG Brown Eyed Girls? Makes me also think about Davichi, and Lucia haha. Man miss their songs…I didn’t start to listen to SNSD’s music until Catch Me If you Can, -.-’, so a bit too late to the party T.T

      • Eleonora says:

        @R. Yes, true. Jimin has that duality that always keeps things interesting. I love that he is trained in several types of dance, and especially like it when he does contemporary dance, so Black Swan was great to see.

        Speaking of, Yein from Lovelyz is also good at that. Did you see the Queendom series? She showed off her skills there.

        Apologies about the confusion. I remember hearing about a leeching dad, but wasn’t sure whose dad it was.

        I wish I had been a Kpop fan in second gen, but only casually listened to some music at that time. There is a lot for me to learn.

        (G)I-dle, Astro and Stray Kids are all growing at this point, especially
        (G)I-dle. Soyeon is often called the best female rapper in Kpop.

      • R. says:

        @Eleonara

        No need for apologies haha. I’m not really watching anything atm. I used to be a more of a casual kpop listener (more of a kdrama watcher) and now I’m getting back into it. SHINEE and 4Minutes were BIG back in the time, but I didn’t really listen to them (but lots of people around me did). VIXX were known for their inventive MV concepts and Nu’est I think as well? I think both the second and current gen are good and valid in their own ways. I hope the current gen are having an easier time then the gens before them, though o.O. I’ve heard kids these days have to be insanely talented in order to make it. PS If you don’t mind, let me know what you think of the songs I recc haha

      • Eleonora says:

        @R. I will let you know in these comments soon. Had a busy working day and I’m in Europe, so time difference.

        There is probably even more competition now: so many active groups. Self-producing idols are becoming more important, with girl groups now too. (G)I-dle’s Soyeon even writes songs for senior groups.

        Vixx is really nice: I like their horror-type concepts. Shinee’s Taemin is still pretty big, I think. Most are in the military now, though.

    • R. says:

      Boy that’s a tough one. K kpop is incredible diverse, so it will depend on what you like. My favourite artists at the moment are; BTS, Epik High ( rap), eIU &Younha (pop, ballad, singer-writer), Kream (more (R&B), Gaho (also pop and R&B) Kim Lim, (her newest songs skew more towards hip-hop and Asian identity) ) Ha;tfelt (R&B and pop, I think? her recent music deals a lot with the stress of being a kpop star and her difficult relationship with her dad) Nell (their song one day before still screws me up, but they write and produce all of their music themselves, rock genre) Hyukok and offonoff,( chill, indie music) . Holland, first out and proud kpop-singer. Most of these artists are from the second wave Hallyu era though, don’t know much about the new artists and groups –’

      • Eleonora says:

        @R. What’s your favorite BTS song?

        It’s great that you mention Holland, by the way. He is doing a lot for gay acceptance, anti-bullying and is very sweet in general.
        IU is another great singer and super-popular in Korea.

        I forgot about Sunmi. She is now solo and has good, quirky music.

      • Eleonora says:

        @R. Responding to your last post here.

        You sure have taste! Blood, Sweat and Tears is that song. I love that side of them. And Spring Day has been in the Korean charts for how long now? It’s a record, I believe.

        Didn’t know IU supported her family: mad respect. Any B-sides of her you recommend?
        Am listening to Eight now, but want more.

        I like Holland’s MVs as well: very inclusive. His last one about bullying was heartbreaking, but also empowering.

        It’s nice to talk to a Kpop fan here and a fellow Miso fan too! Last question: fave BTS member?

  31. TIFFANY says:

    I got a text through a unknown system from them talking about Joe Biden’s age and how his health is falling and a YouTube video was attached.

    They found a wrap around from the national service that Casino has access too. So they know last night was a disaster and now they are going after Biden through our phones.

    Just wanted to warn you all.

  32. Rianic says:

    I admit to ordering a ticket in the name of Jacques Strah. My friend did as Oliver Klosoph

  33. Liz version 700 says:

    The visual is so lovely. All of the infilled empty seats were painted blue! Haha

  34. Rose says:

    I live in Tulsa. I’m a little tired of seeing credit go to KPop fans for the rally attendance being so low—PEOPLE DID NOT WANT TO GO. I drove around downtown as the rally was wrapping up and it was deserted—except for MAGAs trudging back to their cars looking dejected. Oh, and running all the red lights, stop signs, and going the wrong way up one way streets because they were all from out of town and didn’t know where they were going!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I felt so bad for you guys. This moron needs an ego fix and Tulsa gets to deal with Covid cases for weeks after. Sending prayers and good energy your way.

    • Lizzie says:

      Empty overflow area is evidence that the rally had little support. They have not sold out in a long time but this was a very poor turnout, 2/3 empt seats. Number of supporters are falling by the day. They just didn’t realize it because of the ticket sales.

      Please encourage young people to register to vote, it cannot be done last minute.

      I can’t imagine spending hours listening to one of the most entitled men in the world cry and moan how unfairly mistreated he is. That is enough to make me sick without the virus.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Tulsa person – no one with any sense wanted that rally here. I saw a lot of GOP folks upset with Stitt and the mayor because of the health risk. It was sheer stupidity.

      Poor Cheeto didn’t get his Race War. Hilarious, methinks.

    • SomeChick says:

      Every little bit helps tho! They do deserve credit for their efforts. Of course that wasn’t the only factor, but they did a thing.

  35. CatJ says:

    Now,why would they need metal detectors at a Trump fawn-fest?

  36. L4frimaire says:

    The K-pop/tiktok prank was very effective and so perfect. I don’t think that is the only reason for the lower than expected turnout. I think some people were genuinely concerned with the COVID spikes in Tulsa and didn’t want to risk it. 6 of Trumps advance team tested positive and hardly anyone in the arena were wearing masks. Also, some of the MAGAts wanted to confront protesters, and BLM organizers deliberately decided to stay away from the rally and not engage, so that the racist element couldn’t blame them. Trumps poor leadership has been on display for months, and it was highlighted by his pathetic rambling speech. Not to mention it’s obvious him and Barr are trying to mess once again with the Justice Department with firing that NY attorney general ( who was a Trump donor) the day before this farce of a rally.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      THIS. People here are concerned about the rising numbers (Tulsa person here) and on Facebook a LOT of downtown businesses closed THURSDAY and said they wouldn’t reopen until Monday. The traffic pattern was dead on Friday and Saturday.

      • Hoot says:

        I thought Tulsa had a mandate in place requiring people to wear face masks unless they are able to safely SD (6 feet), but then I found this, dated 6/19/20:

        “The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a request to require everyone attending Trump’s Tulsa rally to wear a face mask and stay 6 feet apart.” This is so irresponsible. Way to stand up for the people of Oklahoma. Sheesh.

      • Amanda says:

        That’s good if your businesses were responsible and closed. That’s part of why we mostly have it under control here in Australia, because our businesses did the responsible thing and closed before they were required to. It was only then that our conservative PM gave in and locked down….. and then took the credit a few weeks later when that lockdown he forced into worked.

        Best wishes, I hope there’s no adverse effects from this rally on Tulsa.

  37. Hollah says:

    There is a lot of comparison between Trump’s and Biden’s campaign machines and how Trump has a significant advance in this department so the fact the Gen Z found a way to turn his strength into a weakness is *chef’s kiss* magnifique.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Agree 💯

    • L4frimaire says:

      This^^^. Also, someone pointed out that this wasn’t a prank, but activism. Hope they can use this to mobilize young voters because Trump will try his hardest to keep them away from the polls.

  38. Insomniac says:

    This is the only thing in several days that’s made me happy. Trump wouldn’t give two shits if anyone caught COVID-19 at his hate rallies, but I bet he’s still spitting acid about this. The schadenfreude on my Twitter feed last night was delicious!

  39. Leah says:

    Spent most of yesterday laughing at this spectacle. Was amused that the empty seats were blue. I know that’s by chance that those seats happened to be blue but it’s was so delicious to see all that blue in the middle of the trumpo red.

  40. Jaded says:

    I’m a Canadian but we still have a huge vested interest in getting this f*cking idiot out of office. I can’t tell you the unutterable joy this post is bringing me – your comments are a balm for my soul.

    “Kids are always very savvy. It doesn’t take long for a kid to realize when an adult is a loser.”
    Taika Waititi

  41. Ann says:

    Not a Trump fan AT ALL, but now he can spin it saying that the stadium WOULD have been full if it wasn’t for tik tokers, and nobody would be able to prove him wrong. I would have rather a poor legitimate attendance IMO.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Cheeto is blaming the left-wing protesters for poor turnout. Nope it was a virus and the fact you are a tired old record.

    • KidV says:

      There was no limit on the amount of tickets they were giving out, if anyone wanted to go they could have. No one wanted to go. It was legitimate. All the Tik Tok and KPop people did was to make them think it was going to be huge.

  42. Reece says:

    Taking a break to type that I’m still laughing from last night when I read it. I’m pretty sure I was laughing in my sleep too.
    😂

  43. 10KTurtle says:

    The new Lincoln Project ad has Donald’s new version of Rampgate playing over the actual footage with the truth spelled out in superimposed graphics. It is BRUTAL. And perfect.

  44. Ryan says:

    I despise Donald Trump. But I think if it were Trump’s stans organizing and executing something like this we’d all hate them for it?

    I’m not going to revel in immaturity. I think we’ve had enough of that with the current administration.

    • Thirtynine says:

      When people protest peacefully on the streets, they are gassed and beaten. Anti-protestors turn up with guns looking for violence. Trump tried to bring the military in against his own citizens. You’re right that the issues are serious, but this was a creative way to protest which endangered nobody, and got the message across loud and clear. I don’t think it was immature, I think it was smart.

    • R. says:

      Also no offence, but I don’t think Drumpf supporters are incapable of pulling or thinking to pull this off. They lack the coordination and certainly the creativity.

    • Kkat says:

      This was activism, a protest. It’s pretty crappy of you @Ryan to say it was simply immaturity.
      This was a well organized protest over multiple platforms that spanned weeks.
      It was very effective without putting anyone in danger

    • anon says:

      Trump stans organize far worse things, like hate rallies and running people over with vehicles and vandalizing of sinagogues, and digital doxxing, and other fun stuff… The difference is the damage these actions cause compared to the activism of the K-Pop youth.

  45. Faye G says:

    This made my day! Also a lot of Kpop fans are older, I’m over 30 and started listening to BTS just recently during quarantine and I am a huge fan now!

    • Eleonora says:

      Welcome to the fandom!
      Once you JimIN, you can’t JimOUT ;)

      And true, there are lots of older fans. Did you watch Run BTS episodes?
      They’re so funny

      • Giselle Rivera says:

        I became a fan of BTS during quarantine too. I was inspired by Lainey to start paying attention to them. Watching them keeps me sane. Jimin is beautiful. I wish I had an ounce of his charm and elegance. Suga’s gummy smile brightens my day. They came into my life when I needed it the most. I’m so happy Celebitchy did a story related to Kpop.

      • Eleonora says:

        I didn’t know Lainey is a BTS fan. I will check out her blog now. Jimin is grace in motion and Suga often makes me laugh. I like his sense of humor.

        They really cheer people up and I like how they talk about mental health issues, depression etc too.

  46. MaryContrary says:

    Our 11 month old Great Dane puppy died suddenly Friday night. The only bright spot out of this entire horrible weekend has been this story.

  47. Eleonora says:

    I love how on this thread, a cat, a fax machine, boomers and Kpop fans have all come together with a common goal

  48. browniecakes says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if Barron Trump (14) knew about this and said nothing?!