Leftist Teens Accidentally Donate $16k to GOP While Trying to Sabotage Trump Rally
Savvy Republicans spin the attempted sabotage in their favor
A group of leftist anti-Trump teens, who attempted to use Chinese social media platform TikTok to cause turnout to plummet for a Republican rally in Staten Island, ended up accidentally donating to the GOP instead.
Braved by a similar stunt at the Trump rally in Tulsa in the summer, the teens thought they could pull it off again, but they were wrong.
This time, Republican officials were savvy enough to spin the attempted sabotage in their favor and it ended with tens of thousands in donations going to the GOP from the TikToker's own pockets.
The New York Post reported:
“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."
Staten Island GOP chairman Brendan Lantry said they "had about 1,500 RSVPs from Staten Islanders."
“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,” Lantry added.
Lantry’s wife Jessica began looking for where the RSVPs were originating from before tracking down a TikTok video with over half-a-million views from a 19-year-old Brooklynite known as Felisrae.
Felisrae was urging followers to sign up for the event, but not attend.
(The video has since been made private.)
“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.”
The vent holders added a non-refundable $5 fee to reserve tickets in an attempt to discourage the Trump-hating TikTok frauds.
“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.”
The anti-Trump teen ended up donating $15,785 via the reservation fee, according to the Post.
The outlet also noted that “[no] seats were provided at the open-air rally, and the event drew 2,500 locals, who filmed a get-well message for Trump as he recuperated from his bout with COVID-19.”
Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gushed over a low turnout at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa following a similar TikTok stunt in June.
“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.”
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— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 21, 2020
Shout out to Zoomers. Y’all make me so proud. ☺️ https://t.co/jGrp5bSZ9T