Was President Trump’s rally in Tulsa sabotaged by TikTok?
The Chinese-owned teenage app inundated the Trump campaign with thousands of fake RSVPs for its Tulsa rally over last weekend. Apparently, as John Fund writes in NRO, TikTok “fooled Team Trump, which touted the signups as the reason the president would have to address an outdoor rally as well.”
Some Trump supporters who would have shown up at the rally were discouraged because they did not receive tickets. The outdoor rally — which was set up at considerable expense — was canceled. Brad Parscale blamed the lower-than-usual turnout on “fake news media warning people away from the rally because of COVID and protestors, coupled with recent images of American cities on fire.”
AOC Gloats over Attacks on Free Speech
Trending on Twitter from AOC: #EveryoneLaughingAtYouDonald and #TrumpRallyFail.
Dirty Tricks Not Part of Democracy
Rick Moran at PJ Media asks, what is AOC so proud of? The punking of the Trump rally shouldn’t be part of democracy:
The Trump rally was sabotaged by [a] political “dirty trick” worthy of the Nixon campaign and Democrats are celebrating?
(AOC) is encouraging attacks on free speech and the democratic process. Donald Segretti, an aide to Richard Nixon, went to prison for pulling stunts like this. . . . They called it “ratf**king” and it caused enormous headaches for Senators Edmund Muskie and Hubert Humphrey — Democratic candidates running for the nomination [in 1972].
According to Britain’s Daily Mail, videos encouraged viewers to reserve tickets and then be no-shows got millions of views in the days before the rally.
Many of the videos have since been deleted, but in one that is still live, the TikTok user says sarcastically: “Oh no, I signed up for a Trump rally and I can’t go, I’m sick.”
Sick of AOC Yet?
John Fund is fed up with AOC and her proclaiming that she is the vanguard of some new politics about “holding our democracy accountable.”
Her allies intimidate opponents, seek to remove statues of historical figures such as George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant, and demand that critics be censored or even removed from their jobs.
That approach is an attempt to completely evade accountability and merely replaces the boss-ism of the clubhouse with the bossiness of the politically correct mob.