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10.1 Million People Watched Trumps Tulsa Rally Online, Campaign Says

More than 10 million people watched President Donald Trumps reelection rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20, according to Gary Coby, the campaigns digital director.

The total doesnt include television viewers. More than 2.5 million people watched the rally prior to Trumps speech, according to Tim Murtaugh, the campaigns communications director.

The campaign noted the viewership numbers amid media reports spotlighting the fact that not all of the seats inside the venue were filled. The campaign had celebrated receiving 1 million ticket requests. Some 12,000 people attended the rally, based on a count of those who passed the metal detectors.

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President Donald Trump points at the crowd as he enters his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the CCP virus outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on June 20, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Murtaugh noted that the medias coverage prior to the event may have contributed to the lower turnout.

“The news media, which encouraged protesters and bombarded Americans for more than a week with dire warnings against attending a Trump rally, are still unable to prevent President Trump from reaching the people,” Murtaugh said. “These numbers represent unmatched enthusiasm behind the Presidents reelection and a massive audience that Joe Biden can only dream of.”

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasnt held a rally since the beginning of the CCP virus pandemic.

As of June 21, Biden led Trump by nearly 9.5 points in an average of polls maintained by Real Clear Politics. Trump held a $78 million lead in fundraising at the end of May. The president raised a record-breaking $14 million in a single day on his birthday, June 14.

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