Lincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump over rally turnout

The Lincoln Project, a conservative group working to defeat President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE in 2020, released a new ad Sunday hitting the president over the turnout at his rally in Tulsa, Okla.

In the ad, a narrator mocks Trump over the crowd size at the BOK Center on Saturday, which ended up being well below the arena's capacity and far short of the massive crowds promised by the campaign.

"Hey Donald — your campaign manager told you that 1,000,000 fans wanted to come to your first big rally. Turnout in Tulsa? A dud," the narrator says. "You've probably heard this before, but it was smaller than we expected."


The Trump campaign was widely mocked on social media over the crowd sizes at Saturday's rally, with campaign manager Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE touting a figure of 1 million tickets registered for the event. Campaign officials did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.

Photos circulating on Twitter showed workers packing up an overflow area after it was clear that the arena would not reach capacity before the event started on Saturday.

The president has previously attacked members of The Lincoln Project including conservative attorney George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' MORE.