Rowdy teens intent on causing a ruckus at a Republican rally had their plans backfire when Republicans used their savviness to take up thousands in donations instead.
Teens on TikTok Target Trump Supporters
The teens tried to get the turnout to a Staten Island rally last week after they did a similar stunt at a Tulsa Trump rally this summer.
“On Sept. 19, out-of-staters using fake, frequently lewd names — including ‘Grabemby DePussay,’ ‘Ivana Punchyou’ and ‘F–kyou Trump’ — began signing up online for the ‘TRiUMPh Rally,’ a free get-out-the-vote event,” according to The New York Post.
“We had about 1,500 RSVPs from Staten Islanders,” explained Staten Island GOP chairman Brendan Lantry. “Then all of a sudden we started seeing the numbers tick up to 10,000, 15,000, 75,000. We knew something was not right.”
A Little Investigating Got to the Bottom
Lantry’s wife Jessica did some investigating and found a TikTok video with over half-a-million views from a 19-year-old. The teen known as Felisrae made a video telling followers they should sign up for the event and then not attend.
“Do you hate this orange b**** as much as I do?” posed Felisrae, according to the Post. “It turns out that Trump is having a rally in Staten Island. … So what I did was, I reserved myself two seats. But I’m pretty sure that I have something to do that day. So, do what you want with this information.”
In order to try and persuade the Trump-hating TikTok teens from getting tickets, the event holders put a non-refundable $5 fee in order to reserve tickets to the rally.
“But they kept coming. From Colorado and California and Chicago and Houston, all over the country,” Lantry said. “They hate this president so much that they’re willing to donate to the Republican Party to troll him.”
Trolls Plan Backfired
It backfired badly on the Trump-haters and they ended up donating $15,785 by buying tickets.
Radical democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked of her happiness over a similar TikTok stunt that involved a rally for President Trump.
“Radical protestors, fueled by a week of apocalyptic media coverage, interfered with [Donald Trump] supporters at the rally,” posted then-Trump 2020 Campaign chief Brad Parscale. “They even blocked access to the metal detectors, preventing people from entering. Thanks to the 1,000s who made it anyway!”
“Actually you just got ROCKED by teens on TikTok who flooded the Trump campaign w/fake ticket reservations & tricked you into believing a million people wanted your white supremacist open mic enough to pack an arena during COVID,” AOC wrote in response to the Twitter message from Parscale. “Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud.”