Trump had a meltdown and yelled at aides backstage when he realised how empty his rally in Tulsa was, reports say
President Trump yelled at aides backstage at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he realized how low the turnout was for his rally there on Saturday, according to The New York Times.
Around 6,200 supporters showed up to the 19,000-capacity venue, despite the confident predictions of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, who claimed nearly a million people had registered interest in the event.
A person familiar with the discussions told NBC News that the president was already frustrated that news coverage of the upcoming rally had been dominated by the revelation that six members of his campaign team had tested positive for the coronavirus.
He had been forewarned on Air Force One about the disappointing audience numbers, according to the New York Times, but boiled over when he saw for himself how empty the venue looked.
Four people familiar with events told the paper they saw the president unload on aides when he saw the sparsely-filled seats from backstage. Multiple people close to the White House told NBC News that Trump was “furious.”
Aides told the Times that Trump’s mood rallied as he gave the two-hour address on stage, but the paper said he …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]