If all you watched was the mainstream media, you would think that there is less support for President Trump than in 2016.
Even the Drudge Report, which used to be considered conservative, has a headline that reads, "MAGA Less Mega."
Liberals are rejoicing as images of empty seats in Trump's Tulsa rally flood social media.
But this doesn't make sense…
According to the campaign, over 1 million tickets were reserved prior to the rally.
Furthermore, virtually every reporter on the ground covering the event said that this was the largest turnout they've EVER seen for a MAGA rally.
There are always two sides to every story.
The media is covering all the empty seats inside the Trump rally… but what they didn't cover were the radical BLM protesters blocking the entrances.
See a few tweets from the over-joyed mainstream media:
Pink, the Grammy-winning artist, even took to Twitter to mock President Trump.
I think I sold that same place out in five minutes. 😹 #donkeyshow
But here's what the media isn't reporting...
Radical BLM protesters showed up and began blocking the entrances to the arena!
There were 3 different entrances for rally attendees, and reports on the ground suggest that every single entrance was blocked by protesters.
Trump supporters were not able to get into the rally because of the protesters blocking the entrances!
But the mainstream media is making it seem as though Trump's support has dwindled.
Even as the rally was going and after the rally ended, BLM protesters were clashing violently with law enforcement:
But the media didn't cover the protesters.
As usual, they claimed that the protesters were "peaceful," despite footage showing otherwise.
Here's how the Associated Press chose to cover the story:
President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism. But his intended show of political force amid a pandemic featured thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his own campaign staff.
In the hours before the rally, crowds were significantly lighter than expected, and campaign officials scrapped plans for Trump to address an overflow space outdoors. When Trump thundered that “the silent majority is stronger than ever before,” about a third of the seats at his indoor rally were empty.
Trump tried to explain away the crowd size by blaming the media for declaring “don’t go, don’t come, don’t do anything” and by insisting there were protesters outside who were “doing bad things.” But the small crowds of pre-rally demonstrators were largely peaceful, and Tulsa police reported just one arrest Saturday afternoon.
Mediaite confirmed that the outdoor rally plans were canceled, but hardly made mention of the BLM protesters blocking the entrances:
President Donald Trump’s campaign canceled a planned outdoor rally for an “overflow crowd” in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday after low turnout.
The campaign was set to have Trump and Vice President Mike Pence speak to a crowd of supporters gathered outside the Bank of Oklahoma Center before giving his official rally speech at 8 pm EST, according to CNN.
One big problem: the “crowd” never materialized. Despite the campaign reporting a million RSVPs, the event appeared to be below capacity inside the arena, and an “overflow crowd” simply did not exist.
Reporters confirmed the outdoor rally cancellation, as the campaign encouraged supporters to come inside to fill empty seats.
Chances are that normal Democratic voters will take to social media to mock President Trump's "low campaign attendance," but they're missing the whole story.
And... let's be honest, a Sleepy Joe rally would be far emptier!
More footage of radical BLM protesters blocking access below: