Donald Trump’s “History Tour” with disgraced former Fox host Bill O’Reilly looks like another losing venture for President P***y Grabber.
This should give you an idea- I don’t have an estimate. Each person paid $138 or more - some people paid thousands for VIP access. pic.twitter.com/i43Zr2FB5h— Brittany Wallman (@BrittanyWallman) December 12, 2021
We noted in July that tickets were not selling well, especially in comparison to other events, such as Michelle Obama’s book tour, a comparison sure to infuriate the Obama-phobic Trump.
On December 7, Newsweek reported that “thousands of tickets” remained unsold, just a few days before the pair kicked off the tour at the FLA Live Arena in Sunset, Florida, on December 11.
The Ticketmaster website where people can purchase the tickets shows that there more than a thousand seats are available at the FLA Live Arena, as well as at the Anway Center in Orlando on December 12.
There are still several hundred available to buy at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, where Trump and O'Reilly will speak on December 19, with the show at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on December 18 also having more than 200 tickets left.
(Trump image via Crooks and Liars)
The delay in coming out was attributed by O’Reilly to Secret Service concerns about “how many people there were and how large the crowd was”. That to me is a pretty bald lie. If anything, I’d say that Pence’s childish former spokesman was having a tantrum backstage about this being a repeat of Tulsa.
They’ll do the remaining dates in Texas and insist that they’ve “packed ’em in” when in fact this has been a humiliation.
It’s comforting to know that O’Reilly actually told the truth while committing the sin of omission. They grossed less than half what they should have had the place been packed. He “forgot” to add that wee, little, tiny detail.
Countdown starting on when (not if) Grumpy Trumpy pulls out of the tour.
The base price for tickets to these cash grabs/rallies average about $200, and they remain there for the remaining rallies in Texas. Assuming that about 8K people showed up (and that’s a high estimate), that would mean a ticket gross of 1.6 million. Add in about 20 of the “VIP” tickets at 7K each (allowing each angry Right Winger a special “meet & greet” with O’Reilly and Pence’s childish former spokesman and a chance to get their photo with the two guys) and the number gets up to about 1.75M. Let’s also assume the attendees spent an average of $50 on parking and concessions – that adds another 400K, which would take the total up to 2.15M.
In other words, O’Reilly actually confirmed that they had a low turnout but was hoping that angry Right Wing audiences wouldn’t be able to figure it out.
The reality is that, just like the 2020 rallies, these rallies are sadly not that well-attended. And the people attending them are clearly older white angry Right Wingers who have remained fans of both O’Reilly and the Pence White House, no matter what.
I’ll note that O’Reilly’s intention here is consistent with his repeated attempts to get attention as an “elder spokesman” in spite of his lack of scholarly credibility. It’s also consistent with his attempt to elevate Pence’s childish former spokesman to “important historical figure” rather than “biggest embarrassment and disgrace to American history since Nixon”. O’Reilly has spent most of 2021 attempting to trash Biden and portray him as senile and/or evil, and simultaneously has attempted to promote his milkshake buddy as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Can’t wait for the inside scoop on why Trump and O’Bully didn’t actually take the stage until over an hour after the advertised start time. Behind the scenes temper tantrums? Or an emergency last minute diaper change?
The poor old magats were probably hanging out for their metamucil-laced hot chocolate by the time they finally got back to their rest homes!