How did you feel about the abject failure of Trump's "rally" this past weekend?

@TheHorse (139131)
Walnut Creek, California
June 22, 2020 2:49pm CST
I admit that I was amused when I read that the Trump rally in Tulsa Oklahoma was an abysmal failure this past weekend. The arena in which the rally was held has a capacity of about 19,000. Trump had the hubris to have a second stage and chairs set up outside so he could address the "overflow" crown after the main rally. About 6,000 people showed up. The stage outside was taken down as Trump spoke. Many think that the poor attendance was a reflection of Trump's waning popularity. But one friend pointed out that not all Trump supporters are idiots. The "money people" may have stayed home due to the threat of catching Covid-19 in an enclosed environment with people sitting right next to each other. What are your thoughts? Did you chuckle when you saw what happened? If you're a Trump supporter, were you disappointed? Do you think the poor attendance has any meaning at all?
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@kobesbuddy (135794)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jun 20
After the devastation of the past three months with people fearing to leave home, it's no wonder this happened! Trump can't just turn on and off, the psychological effects that Covid-19 had our nation. He's almost implying, it's OK to just put down your guard, whenever I say it's time. 'Crowd in, folks!' Why would he expect over a million people, to rush in to hear him speak? People are a lot smarter than he portrays!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
People are a lot smarter than he is. But some will still vote for him. I did a "meta-analysis" of some studies about the intelligence of Democrats and Republicans. The difference is negligeable, in spite of what my Liberal friends would like to think. I do believe that the "smart" Republicans, some (but not all) of them Trump supporters stayed home to protect their health.
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@kobesbuddy (135794)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Jun 20
@TheHorse Most of the Republicans are brilliant, but they're also money minded. So, if something is guaranteed to increase their bank account, they're all for it(the sky is the limit). That's stupid! Democrats, some of them should retire before they die warming a chair.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
@kobesbuddy Armchair Liberals kind of bore me. They say the same politically correct stuff and have no direct experience with the issues they address.
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun 20
It's all because you ignored all those begging letters!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
You mean...it's all my fault???
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@JudyEv (254979)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun 20
@TheHorse I'm sure Trump would agree with me.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
@JudyEv Me and a few others. Not him, though.
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@MALUSE (67251)
• Germany
22 Jun 20
Maybe a reason not to attend the rally is the conviction of many people that they wouldn't hear anything new and interesting anyway.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
I'd like to think that that is the case. Am I confident that that is the case? Not really. There are garbage feeders throughout the animal kingdom.
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@DocAndersen (50272)
• United States
23 Jun 20
i wonder honestly. I don't think it was a good idea, and clearly a lot of people didn't think it was a good idea as well. The lesson don't hold rallies in pandemics.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jul 20
Yeah, that was a strategic boo boo.
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@DocAndersen (50272)
• United States
2 Jul 20
@TheHorse it really does seem like it was a boo-boo!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jul 20
@DocAndersen The Donald managed to blame protesters out front, etc.
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@Namelesss (3367)
• United States
22 Jun 20
6,000 was still just about 6,000 more than attended Biden's rally, lol. I thought Trump's speech when he got down to brass tacks was very good. The rally had nearly 8 million views so... What I found hilarious was how a gaggle of teenagers (likely mostly 13 yr old girls) swamped the ticket counter. I find that funny bc that is exactly the tactics teens use on American Idol, lol. The sad part is those teens have no idea what they are doing or why. They are just slap happy on the band wagon without a clue, kind of like the rioters who really think it is about them and their demands. Not a clue to what is really going on. As a Trump supporter not disappointed at all. To me all it reflects is how strange our world has become this last year.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I hope you mean former Trump supporter. I feel for the man. I don't think he intended to "win" in 2016. Now he's in way over his head.
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@anniepa (27851)
• United States
4 Aug 20
@TheHorse I feel for the man too. I can't say here WHAT I feel for him because it would be censored!
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@anniepa (27851)
• United States
4 Aug 20
Biden didn't have a rally at an indoor arena because he actually cares about his supporters and didn't wish to expose them to a deadly virus. Trump doesn't give a crap about his.
@moffittjc (100634)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Jun 20
Trump had a rally? I guess I need to pay more attention to the news. Okay, I'm done laughing now. Paying more attention to the news was the funniest joke I've said in a long time! Is there some kind of election happening this year?
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I'm not sure. They said so on the news. But Donald Trump says it's all "fake news."
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@moffittjc (100634)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Jun 20
@TheHorse Hmmm...I see the dilemma here. It's on the news, but Trump says it's fake news. So that means what we hear on the news isn't real. So even when Trump's on the news it isn't real. I feel like I've just entered the Matrix or something.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jul 20
@moffittjc (Twilight Zone music)
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@DianneN (238155)
• United States
23 Jun 20
That news made my weekend all the more better. I laughed and cheered.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I think I smiled a little smile like in that Mona Lisa painting by that dude...Rembandt? Heh.
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@DianneN (238155)
• United States
23 Jun 20
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
@DianneN Still smiling. Already read about who he "blamed."
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@myklj999 (62561)
• Olney, Illinois
22 Jun 20
Poor poor Donny
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I actually do feel kind of sad for him.
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@myklj999 (62561)
• Olney, Illinois
23 Jun 20
@TheHorse I bet he was a real grouch afterwards
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
@myklj999 No doubt. Maybe he'll fire somebody.
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@eileenleyva (26888)
• Philippines
22 Jun 20
Am just a spectator from afar. But it was a scene to reckon with - for the women treated as merchandise, for the piano maker commissioned but never paid, for the steeplechase neighborhood whose houses were burned, and countless others. As the good old Proverbs book would say - 'Pride goes before a fall.'
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
Piano maker? Tell me about it! I can tune pianos (even have the equipment), but not make them. Here's my only original piano piece on the internet:
"LittleBird" Composition And Piano by Colin H. Sacks Sound Recorded by - Michael Stenberg Like and subscribe for more songs and videos... :)
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@eileenleyva (26888)
• Philippines
23 Jun 20
@TheHorse Sigh, I have two pianos in my sala and both need tuning. Anyway, I forgot the name of the piano maker who made grands for the Donald. Delivered to the hotels but never got paid. Thanks very much for the 'Little Bird.' Beautiful music. Love it very much.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
@eileenleyva Thank you! Did The Donald explain why they never got paid? I hadn't heard about that. Maybe they need tuning too.
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• South Africa
2 Jul 20
I am an outsider looking in, but I was really happy that most people were intelligent enough to stay away from a rally in the middle of a pandemic!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Jul 20
Yep. Sometimes it's good to have "common sense."
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• South Africa
3 Jul 20
@TheHorse Please take that "common sense" to the voting polls.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 20
@QuantumJoy I hope that happens.
@sallypup (48870)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jun 20
I'm delighted to find that Americans are not stupid. And the reports gave me a case of the giggles. Call me mean.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
Sometimes we all have to a little bit...is it mean?
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@sallypup (48870)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Jun 20
@TheHorse In this case, probably yes. I shouldn't have given in to the impulse to stoop to Orange Butt's level.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
@sallypup Well said. I'm not a big fan of feeling happy about others' misfortune. But Donald Trump is a different kind of person. I hope he retires and achieves some measure of peace, even if it's in prison.
• India
12 Jul 20
First the government says stay home avoid being infected. Then ask to come for a rally?
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Aug 20
Kind of absurd, isn't it?
• India
4 Aug 20
@TheHorse Just ask them for video conferencing.
@Jessicalynnt (50611)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 20
I thought it was both hilarious and sad. Sad in that all of those ppl are now exposed to the virus again, and could be spreading it. Hilarious that he didn't just do this online! Also I thought it was cool of those youths to organize what they did in regards to his 'free' tickets also they COULD HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCED with all that space, but didnt because he didnt want his photos to 'look bad' or so I read
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Jun 20
Of course, that made it easier for photographers to take pathetic pictures of the upper deck, like the one I used here.
@LindaOHio (76155)
• United States
23 Jun 20
Yes, I had a laugh. I think the poor attendance is a combination of his poor standing and COVID-19.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I would have to agree.
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@wolfgirl569 (48811)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Jun 20
I think his fame has gone. I laughed too.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I hope reality is starting to hit Americans over the head.
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