As we know, United States President Donald Trump is a prolific social media user.
From posting memes to his official Facebook and Snapchat accounts to the constant stream of ‘Tweets’ – Trump has managed to use social media in a way that few politicians have before.
But it seems one social media platform the President is not across is TikTok.
According to reports, Trump’s ‘comeback rally’ in Tusla, Oklahoma this weekend was derailed by a group of devious teenagers on TikTok.
The President would have been hoping for a strong turnout at the rally, as he looks to secure re-election despite the crises his administration has faced in recent months.
He was instead greeted with rows of empty seats and was even forced to cancel a secondary speech outside the venue, as there was no crowd.
Having boasted about the number of registrations earlier in the week, Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale blamed the poor turnout on “apocalyptic media coverage” and “radical protesters”.
Radical protestors, fueled by a week of apocalyptic media coverage, interfered with @realDonaldTrump supporters at the rally.
They even blocked access to the metal detectors, preventing people from entering.
Thanks to the 1,000s who made it anyway!https://t.co/eM2nohMEy6
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 20, 2020
On TikTok, teenage users of the platform told a different story.
Hundreds of teenagers had reserved free tickets to the rally, with no plans of actually showing up.
To add insult to injury, they then shared a screenshot of the ticket while dancing to the ‘Macerrna’.
You can see the videos below.
The plan to derail the rally has drawn praise across social media.
i have three teenagers. two of them have a pair of tix each to @realDonaldTrump’s rally in tulsa; they registered to spoof POTUS & his campaign. one of them is sitting at dinner now, laughing and saying teens around the united states fooled the man. https://t.co/akLU9o8u3f
— C.J. Chivers (@cjchivers) June 21, 2020
My 14 year old signed up under the name Bend Over. Then takes all of the surveys and we laugh so hard!! But I did make him unsubscribe because of the name he used although it was funny!!
— Rosanne ??? (@RosanneR429) June 21, 2020
This is what happened tonight. I’m dead serious when I say this. The teens of America have struck a savage blow against @realDonaldTrump. All across America teens ordered tickets to this event. The fools on the campaign bragged about a million tickets. lol. @ProjectLincoln.
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 20, 2020
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