John Oliver Mocks Trump’s Small Rally Crowd: ‘You’re Getting Dunked on By Pink’
HBO’s John Oliver made fun of President Donald Trump’s poorly attended rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend. The Last Week Tonight host pointed out that President was being widely mocked, including by the singer Pink.
Trump and his campaign had strongly pushed the idea that huge numbers of tickets had been applied for, even though the venue only holds around 19,000 people. The President himself bragged that one million people wanted to attend.
“There’s absolutely no one in the room with me right now, although interestingly, that’s still somehow only slightly fewer people than were at President Trump’s Oklahoma rally last night, which was half-empty despite his campaign claiming that a million people had requested tickets,” Oliver said.
“And even building an outdoor stage so he would be able to do a second speech to the thousands that couldn’t get in. That speech turned out to be very much unnecessary.”
“So few people turned up, in fact, that even Pink was tweeting, ‘I think I sold that same place out in five minutes. #donkeyshow’,” Oliver said.
“And it’s never a great sign when, as president, you’re getting dunked on by Pink.”
Trump is reportedly ‘furious’ with campaign manager Brad Parscale, who hyped the high attendance figure, and rumors that Parscale will soon have to find another job are rife.