Pink Mocks Trump Over Empty Seats At Tulsa Rally: ‘I Sold That Same Place Out In 5 Minutes’




Pink mocked President Trump on Saturday after his Tulsa rally failed to draw in anything close to the “one million” people the president had claimed would attend.

“Almost One Million people request tickets for the Saturday Night Rally in Tulsa,” Trump tweeted on Monday. Later that same day, Trump told reporters: “We’ve never had an empty seat, and we certainly won’t in Oklahoma.”

The event took place in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where there were thousands of empty seats.

“I think I sold that same place out in five minutes. #donkeyshow,” tweeted Pink, who has played at the venue in the past.



The rally was held against the advice of Trump’s own coronavirus task force, which had urged White House officials to cancel it amid fears it could become a super spreader event.

Attendees had to sign a waiver protecting the Trump campaign from responsibility for any illness.

“Don’t hurt the people that love you,” tweeted Pink. “I would never ask people to come to an arena right now. No good person would.”

Anticipating high turnout that would exceed the venue’s capacity, the campaign planned a second, outdoor speech to address the crowd in the overflow section.

But that event was quickly scrapped on the evening of the rally, with reporters tweeting photos of the rally showing huge swaths of empty seats in the stadium and nearly empty overflow area.

Andrew Little, the Public Information Officer for the Tulsa Fire Department, confirmed to Forbes on Sunday that a tally taken by the fire marshal clocked the turnout at just under 6,200 people.

At the rally, Trump told supporters he had asked for the rate of coronavirus testing to be slowed down because there were so many positive cases being found in the United States.

He also called the virus “Kung Flu” in a xenophobic reference to its origins in China.