The population of Tulsa OK is around 402,000. The population of the whole state of Oklahoma is just under 4 million. Yet, somehow, 80% of the city, or just under 10% of the whole state, are said to have registered for the Trump Rally and Coronavirus Feast next Friday.
Parscale said the event is going to be “epic” and that the campaign is “Looking at a 2nd event in town to get more people to be w/@realDonaldTrump.”
And The Hill evidently took him at his word:
The figures indicate the Trump faithful are not particularly concerned about the risks of contracting the coronavirus at rallies, which are famously packed and raucous.
Seriously. Tulsa World is a leetle bit more suspicious:
Some people are encouraging others on social media to register for tickets and then not attend so that large parts of the arena would not be full. But the tickets are not for reserved seats, and the BOK Center’s doors will open four hours before the event is to start at 8 p.m. Those in line will get seats until the arena is full. www.tulsaworld.com/…
A random check of other local media shows they are taking this at face value. And it’s possible 300,000 people are willing to risk their lives for a peek at Bunker Boy and his phallic tie. But they can’t all be from Tulsa, so how are they going to get there, where are they going to stay, what arrangements is the Bunker Boy Campaign making with the local authorities to handle them? That includes the spillover, since this is more than 10 times the number of people that BOK Center can hold even without any concern for physical distancing.
No wonder Bunker Boy is insisting on a waiver — even for a virus he says has been reduced to ashes, or was a hoax in the first place, or has disappeared in warmer weather.
I do have to wonder if Parscale cooked up this number to please BB so he can hang on to his job a few days longer. Or maybe he’ll say with a shrug, Well, they registered, at least. Reports are that Parscale is so tickled that he’s talking about a second MAGgot rally there.
If that’s really so, then 300,000, maybe 500,000 new disease vectors to go forth from Tulsa and spread the . . . word.