MUST READ… Report: Tulsa Arena Management Sabotaged Trump Rally Attendance


The Trump Rally in Tulsa on June 20 was vilified by the Dem Propaganda machine Mainstream Media for low attendance. WELL! Campaign interference is becoming evident and you will not read or hear that from the Dem Propaganda machine.

 

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MUST READ… Report: Tulsa Arena Management Sabotaged Trump Rally Attendance

 

By Kristinn Taylor

Published June 28, 2020 at 3:40pm

The Gateway Pundit

 

An article published several days ago written by an anonymous attendee made the claim that the management for the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma sabotaged attendance for the campaign rally by President Trump held there last Saturday resulting in thousands of empty seats in the BOK Center and the cancellation of plans for Trump and Vice President Pence to speak to an expected overflow crowd of thousands on a stage set up just outside the arena before speaking at the rally inside.

 

The fire marshal and arena management put attendance at just over 6,000 while the Trump campaign claimed 12,000 had cleared metal detectors.

 

Tulsa BOK Center empty seats 6/20/20 Trump Rally

 

VIDEO: Trump’s Tulsa campaign workers removing social distancing stickers.

 [Posted by Bushwack Jack

Jun 27, 2020]

 

A June 25 report by Armstrong Economics claimed that early in the day on Saturday BOK Center staff had placed stickers on every other seat in the arena barring use thereby cutting in half the attendance of the 19,199 seat arena. That report was not corroborated until Friday and Saturday when Billboard and the Washington Post respectively reported on the stickers and pushback by the Trump campaign that had campaign workers peeling the stickers off the seats right before the rally.

 

The other allegations of sabotage made by the attendee are that BOK Center temperature screeners were pulled off the job hours early, thereby making it impossible for rally attendees to get the green wristbands needed to advance to the Secret Service metal detectors for entry into the arena and the overflow stage area for the Trump and Pence speeches, and that cleared attendees were only allowed inside the arena in groups of one hundred at a time.

 

What makes the allegation of an effort to drive down attendance plausible is the celebratory tweet the night of the rally by Jay Marciano, head of the management company for the BOK Center, AEG–part of ASM Global, on the low recorded attendance, “Lying Don’s show in Tulsa is a big fat STIFF! There are only 6624 people in the arena. So much for “There were requests for 1 million.” Total lies. Are we surprised??

 

Jay Marciano Propaganda Tweet

 

Screen image via Showbiz411

 

Excerpt from Armstrong Economics:

 

…5. The BOK center just before the doors opened had block off every other seat in the arena so the arena could only hold about 9500 people.

 

  1. After continued back and forth with the trump campaign, something happened to allow more people in (in groups of just 100 at a time). We had to wait about 30 minutes each time for them to let just 100 of us trickle into the building. I am not talking about their security- we had already passed through metal detectors and everything. You could actually run into the building each time they would let just 100 of us in at a time, but that was just just wrong and corrupt on BOK management’s part. They removed the stickers/rule on every other seat – that is true, but only after they shut down all entry to the “event location”.

 

  1. I looked over at the screening area and told my wife- something fishy is gong on- 2 hours before the rally – the screeners have left. I told her- no one can get to the stage/overflow area or the BOK center with the “temperature screeners” gone. It is like the people that collect tickets say- I am done we are leaving.

 

  1. They left their posts and from what I am learning- thousands could not get in to the first checkpoint because the temperature screeners had to put green wrist band on you to gain access to the Secret Service security checkpoint. No green band— no entry to the security check point.

 

  1. I think the BOK management told the screeners – we have reached the capacity for what we are letting into the BOK center, so shut down- do not allow the other Trump supporters to get a temperature check and no more green wrist bands. Do not issue green wrist bands so they can get into the holding area to see the stage for the outdoor Trump Rally.

 

  1. It was all a setup to make it look like the crowds did not show up. The crowds DID show up and after 5pm,- 2 hours before the event- no one was there to let them get to security…

 

End excerpt. Please read the complete article at Armstrong Economics.

 

Note, Martin Armstrong has a checkered past.

 

The Washington Post reported Saturday that the BOK Center purchased 12,000 stickers to block off seats which would have brought attendance to around 7,000 in the 19,199 seat venue–close to what the head of AEG gloat-tweeted the night of the rally.

 

Post excerpt via Tulsa World.

 

In the hours before his rally in Tulsa, President Trump’s campaign directed the removal of thousands of “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” stickers from seats in the arena that were intended to establish social distance between rallygoers, according to video and photos obtained by The Washington Post and a person familiar with the event.

 

The removal contradicted instructions from the management of the BOK Center, the 19,000-seat arena in downtown Tulsa where Trump held his rally on June 20. At the time, coronavirus cases were rising sharply in Tulsa County, and Trump faced intense criticism for convening a large crowd for an indoor political rally, his first such event since the start of the pandemic.

 

As part of its safety plan, arena management had purchased 12,000 do-not-sit stickers for Trump’s rally, intended to keep people apart by leaving open seats between attendees. On the day of the rally, event staff had already affixed them on nearly every other seat in the arena when Trump’s campaign told event management to stop and then began removing the stickers, hours before the president’s arrival, according to a person familiar with the event who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters…

 

Billboard was first to report on the seat sticker controversy with an article published Friday (excerpt):

 

Hours before President Donald Trump took the stage last Saturday at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for his first rally in the COVID-19 era, arena workers were busy labeling thousands of seats with “Do Not Sit Here Please!” stickers to promote social distancing, part of a new safety protocol at the arena known as VenueShield.

 

Campaign staff quickly radioed over to an executive at ASM Global and asked the arena to stop labeling the seats. In fact, “they also told us that they didn’t want any signs posted saying we should social distance in the venue,” says Doug Thornton, executive vp for ASM Global, who oversees nearly 100 arenas across five continents for the venue management company created by the 2019 merger of AEG and SMG.

 

Thorton said ASM was simply following the company’s new VenueShield program, developed with doctors, industry experts and infectious disease specialists to prevent the spread of coronavirus at ASM’s 325 venues worldwide. The event was general admission-only meaning all seats were first come, first serve. The stickers were a mandatory component of VenueShield, ASM continued stickering every other seat when something unexpected happened: “The campaign went through and removed the stickers,” says Thornton.

 

A video created by a third party and reviewed by Billboard shows Trump staffers methodically walking the aisles of BOK Center and peeling the three-inch square stickers from thousands of chairs ahead of the “Make America Great Again” rally. (Trump’s campaign did not respond to Billboard’s request for comment.)…

 

…While organizers faced criticism for staging a rally during a pandemic, Thornton says ASM had no legal basis to stop the event. The state’s Republican governor, its nine state supreme court justices and Tulsa’s Republican mayor signed off on the event and said it had a legal right to move forward — although mayor G.T. Bynum later said he would have supported ASM Global if it had canceled the rally, prompting mayoral aide Jack Graham to resign in protest…

 

…But even if ASM Global had wanted to cancel the rally, Thornton didn’t think the company had the legal authority to block the President from using the publicly-owned arena. Oklahoma state law was clear, Thornton says?: Since the state had entered phase 3 of its reactivation plan, full capacity events like the Trump campaign rally were allowed, and the city’s public safety agencies had already signed off on the event.

 

End excerpt. Please read the complete Billboard article at this link.

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Kristinn Taylor has contributed to The Gateway Pundit for over ten years. Mr. Taylor previously wrote for Breitbart, worked for Judicial Watch and was co-leader of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com. Mr. Taylor studied journalism in high school, visited the Newseum and once met David Brinkley. Mr. Taylor is on Twitter.

 

© 2020 The Gateway Pundit – All Rights Reserved.

 

Snapshot America if Dems Win Elections


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Posted June 22, 2020

 

Two stories on American Thinker. The first dated on 6/21 about a Trump supporting Hispanic unleashing Saul Alinsky Communist tactics on a White supporter of Communist Black Lives Matter in Tulsa (the irony is magnificent). The second story is dated today (6/22) about how Communist Antifa/BLM have turned Seattle into a violence-ridden totalitarian enclave within the borders of the United States of America. A snapshot of America if Dems win elections on November 3, 2020.

 

JRH 6/22/20 (H/T Donald Moore’ via WorldNewsChat)

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A Hispanic vendor in Tulsa uses Alinsky tactics against a BLM supporter

 

By Andrea Widburg

June 21, 2020

American Thinker

 

One of the things conservatives notice whenever leftists flare up is that, subject to a few notable exceptions (Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Dan Crenshaw), our conservative politicians are cowardly. They never call out the leftists; instead, they simply try to soothe leftists’ destructiveness while accepting their premises.

 

Thankfully, politicians are a minority amongst conservatives. Most conservatives are regular folks who live and breathe their principles – as is the case with a Hispanic vendor at the Tulsa rally who got harassed by a couple of white Black Lives Matter protesters. Instead of backing down, the vendor went full, and beautiful, Alinsky on the whole BLM premise.

 

Saul Alinsky fought for the wrong side, but he was a smart tactician who came up with excellent rules for fighting an ideological opponent. Three of his rules are pertinent here:

 

  • RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

 

  • RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

 

  • RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”

 

With those rules in mind, enjoy what happened in Tulsa when a mostly white group of Black Lives Matter protesters showed up at the Trump rally. The video begins when a white guy wearing the de rigueur leftist virtue mask (his has “BLM” emblazoned across it), and a t-shirt saying “I know words. I have the best words – Stable Genius,” spots a man who looks Hispanic. The white guy seems shocked that a Hispanic man is selling Trump merchandise while wearing a Trump hat and a t-shirt with a “God Guns and Trump” logo.

 

The white guy opens with a classic white person microaggression question: “Where’s your daddy from?” The vendor answers, “America.”

 

The inquisition continues: “Which part?” (You can see the white BLM brain think, “Maybe he means Latin America!”)

 

The vendor politely replies, “El Paso, Texas.” Moreover, boasts the vendor, his grandparents fought in World War II and his father fought in Vietnam.

 

White guy’s equally white girlfriend suddenly realizes he’s making a racist idiot of himself and pulls him away. The vendor isn’t done yet, though. He hollers after the man, “America first, all the way, bro! F**k BLM, bro. F**k BLM. You know, babies’ lives matter.”

 

For leftists, that phrase — “Babies’ lives matter” – is fighting words. Another white dude, with a useless mask glued to his chin, leaving his mouth and nose exposed, and wearing a “Juneteenth” shirt, takes up the battle.

 

Chin-mask guy has read the New York Times, so he knows that America began oppressing black lives in 1619. He’s therefore ready with the question he’s certain will silence the vendor. “Have babies been oppressed for four centuries?” he asks. Chin-mask guy is clueless that aborting 62 million babies since 1973, including a disproportionate number of black babies, is oppression.

 

The vendor is having none of it. “To this day, I have not met nobody who owns a slave, has slaves. I never met one slave. Stop living in the damned past, okay?”

 

Faced with this provocation, chin-mask guy starts babbling about systemic discrimination. And that’s when the vendor turns the table on him.

 

“Two days ago, I lost my money. How about you reimburse me for that. I’m a minority. Give me your money,” he says, holding out a mock pleading hand. “I’m a minority. Give me my reparations.”

 

Suddenly, the chin-mask guy is done talking about systemic oppression. He’s offended. “For what?” he demands.

 

“Because I’ve been oppressed. I’m a minority.”

 

Like Pavlov’s dog, chin-mask guy latches on to a magic word. “Yes,” he says, nodding his head rapidly, “you’ve been oppressed. You’ve definitely been oppressed.”

 

“So give me my rights. You’re white. Give me my reparations. Give me my reparations!”

 

Chin-mask is on board. “Yes. You have my promise of reparations.” He does not, however, dig into his wallet. Instead, puzzled, he asks, “How am I going to give you reparations?”

 

That’s a foolish question because the vendor has already told him how real reparations should work. Chin-mask guy is white and he’s admitted his white guilt, so he, personally, should dig into his pocket.

 

With that foolish question, chin-mask guy just gave the game away. If he genuinely believed that he, merely by virtue of being white, was personally responsible for oppression, he wouldn’t just hand over his cash, he’d pull a Mother Theresa and give all of his worldly goods to minorities.

 

But chin-mask guy doesn’t feel that at all. He feels that you, the taxpayer; you, the recent immigrant; you, the person whose ancestors fought and died to end slavery; you, the black conservative, should pool your wealth and give it to his virtue-signaling cause.

 

A smart friend of mine said, rightly, that we need to start calling leftists on their shtick and ridiculing them. We need to go full Alinsky on them, and Mr. Vendor played Rules 4 through 6 perfectly. I know that I enjoyed watching Mr. Vendor force chin-mask guy to answer for his own book of rules and then ridiculed him for his inability to do so.

 

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So much for Seattle’s ‘summer of love’

 

By Monica Showalter

June 22, 2020

American Thinker

 

So much for Seattle’s “summer of love.”  That’s some “block party atmosphere” they’ve got in the CHOP.

 

Less than two weeks after Seattle’s mayor allowed warlords to declare an autonomous zone over six blocks of Seattle in the name of “abolishing” the police, the place is already starting to look like Liberia.

 

According to the New York Times:

 

One person died and another was critically injured by gunfire early Saturday morning inside a portion of a Seattle neighborhood that has been occupied by protesters for more than a week, officials said.

 

The shootings unfolded at a protester-run region known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone or the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area. It has been celebrated as a “no cop” zone, and the Seattle Police Department wrote in a statement that detectives were investigating the shooting “despite the challenges presented by the circumstances.”

 

Apparently, the cops couldn’t get in in order to clear a path to allow the first responding medics in.

 

For that, the warlords running that hole are blaming cops for their own barbaric rule.

 

 

“Autonomous,” indeed.  Actually, it’s infantile.  They take over six city blocks claiming themselves more fit to rule than the established rule of law and its Democratic rulers allowed.  They vowed they’d be police-free.  They’d show us all how, and then they got exactly what they wanted as Seattle’s wretched leftist officials bowed to them and cheered their becoming police-free.  After that, word got out that it was going to get mighty easy to get away with killing people, because city officials had already abdicated.

 

The “gun-free zone” talk went out the window in this dumpster fire of autonomous rule, too.  Here’s a warlord handing out weapons to anyone over 18 from the trunk of his car:

 

 

Doesn’t sound like what’s known as the CHOP zone went with registrations or background checks, let alone ammo limits.

Here’s more blame-the-cops lunacy:

 

“Last night’s shooting should redirect us to the task at hand — to defend Black lives by dismantling the Seattle Police Department and investing in real community safety,” a group called Decriminalize Seattle said in a statement.

 

Now there’s another incident.

 

SEATTLE — Another night of gunfire at Seattle’s protester-led “autonomous zone” sent one person to the hospital with injuries, the second round of gun violence over the weekend in an area where officers had pulled out of the police station.

 

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center, said one person who had been shot in or near the zone was brought by private vehicle for treatment late Sunday night. The victim was in serious condition, Ms. Gregg said. The Seattle Police Department said it was investigating a reported shooting inside the zone.

 

On Saturday morning, separate shootings left a 19-year-old man dead and another in critical condition.

 

 

 

There will be more.

 

The hard reality is that cops can’t be blamed for not risking their lives for a warlord zone engaged in a trash-can war.  Police are there to uphold rule of law and keep everyone safe.  They shouldn’t be expected to risk their lives or die to uphold a warlord hellhole that exists solely in opposition to their existence.

 

As cops are being blamed, the real blame goes to Seattle’s disgusting far-left officials, who let it all happen right under their noses.  They were not just naïve; they were motivated by their comparable hatred of cops and their overarching hatred of President Trump.  Remember this ugly taunt from the mayor of Seattle?

 

 

So much for all this lovely “summer of love” and the “big block party.”

It went downhill fast in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), since renamed “CHOP.”

 

It’s tempting to want to just let the place burn and let the dirtbags stir in their own juices.  But an ugly precedent has been set, trash-can fires can always spread, and people are going to be fleeing.  If President Trump can’t send troops in, it makes sense to penalize the city for its sickening absence of responsibility to its own sworn upheld office.  Legal means to put these people in the docks, and withholding of fundings might just be a start.

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A Hispanic vendor in Tulsa uses Alinsky tactics against a BLM supporter

 

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So much for Seattle’s ‘summer of love’

 

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