Lincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump over rally turnout

The Lincoln Project, a conservative group working to defeat President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' 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 ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE 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 Thomas ConwayTrump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Lincoln Project hits Trump over Russian bounties New Lincoln Project ad slams Trump over deaths of 'Greatest Generation' members from COVID-19 MORE, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayLincoln Project hits Trump over Russian bounties Obama said Trump's use of term 'kung flu' 'shocks and pisses me off': report New Lincoln Project ad slams Trump over deaths of 'Greatest Generation' members from COVID-19 MORE.