Jenna Ellis, the Senior Legal Adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign and the Senior legal advisor to President Trump, claimed on Sunday that there were actually “thousands” of Trump supporters outside his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday that “were turned away” and not allowed to enter the BOK Center.
“Jenna the attendance at the rally last night not as strong as originally predicted by the campaign. Is that a concern to you?” Ellis was asked on Fox News.
“Not at all,” Ellis declared. “This was a wonderful attendance and we’re so proud of all of the great American patriots who showed up in thousands to support the president in his first rally in over three months.”
“And listen the facts that there were so many obstacles to overcome to even get into the BOK Center there and still we had over 6,000 people plus thousands more outside that were turned away,” she said without offering evidence to substantiate her claim.
“This was an incredibly strong event and I think its really funny actually that the Biden campaign wants to in any way try to say that this wasn’t a remarkable turnout for the president.”
Jenna claims thousands were turned away from the rally pic.twitter.com/tJ5MWWpNrV
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 21, 2020
NBC News reported on Sunday that the president s “furious” at the “underwhelming” crowd at his rally in Tulsa, according to multiple people close to the White House.
“The president was fuming at his top political aides Saturday even before the rally began after his campaign revealed that six members of the advance team on the ground in Tulsa had tested positive for COVID-19, including Secret Service personnel, a person familiar with the discussions said,” NBC News reported. “Trump asked those around him why the information was exposed and expressed annoyance that the coverage ahead of his mega-rally was dominated by the revelation.”
Jenna was ruthlessly mocked by Twitter users, with one tweeting: “But they only turned away the ones wearing invisibility cloaks (security risk)”
But they only turned away the ones wearing invisibility cloaks (security risk) https://t.co/sF21njed9q
— SRM_MD (@srmduke87) June 21, 2020
They dressed as blue chairs for the rally
— Coconut (@Coconutflyer) June 21, 2020
The silent and I guess invisible majority
— KHw (@HwKara) June 21, 2020
— Neil 🇺🇸 Ⓥ #StayHome #BLM (@basementvegan) June 21, 2020