Liz Harrington, the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, told the “Todd Starnes Radio Show” Monday that one million people RSVP’d for the upcoming Trump rally in Tulsa, Okla., despite the media doing its best to describe the event as a death sentence due to the coronavirus risks.
“It’s incredible,” she said. “It has broken all records. This is coming off from the weekend, where we had a record, one-day fundraising haul where we raised $14 million in small-dollar donations to celebrate President Trump’s birthday.”
She said the Trump campaign “opened up” the tickets for this first rally last weekend and she has never seen such a dramatic response. “It’s broken all kinds of records,” she said. “We had 800,000 this morning and now it’s over one million. People are just so enthusiastic for our president.”
The demand for tickets comes after the major fundraising haul that easily surpassed the $10 million that was raised on Oct. 19, 2016. Fox News reported that the average donation was $46.
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“Enthusiasm for President Trump continues to be our greatest motivator and political weapon,” Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chairwoman, told Fox News. “Republicans are thinking smarter digitally and harnessing support and energy for President Trump to up our online fundraising game and outwork, outdo, and outmaneuver the Democrats at every turn.”
Harrington told Todd Starnes, the host of the radio show, that it is clear why Trump supporters are so eager to support him. In the past few weeks, Democrats in major cities have been unable to restore order in their communities and Trump, who led the country to historic stock market highs before the coronavirus pandemic, is the most capable person to lead the economic recovery.
“Democrats, on the other hand, are attacking our country every which way, not wanting us to rebound, infringing on our liberties and letting their cities just completely dissolve into lawlessness. That is so unacceptable and I think people are seeing that,” she said.
Liz Peek, a Fox News contributor, wrote Monday that the country’s silent majority is growing “ever more silent.” She wrote that most Americans “are horrified” about what is going on across the country, from the Seattle anarchists to public monuments being pulled down by angry mobs. She said these Americans are “horrified” but also fearful.
“That doesn’t mean Trump is doing well politically at the moment. He has made missteps, the coronavirus has clobbered the economy and the George Floyd protests have him on the defensive,” she wrote. “But if attacks on our cities, our cops and our public monuments continue, Trump will have the support of the silent majority in November. They will make their voices heard.”