Leftist anti-Trump teenagers on TikTok attempted to sabotage a pro-Trump event in New York by making a reservation and not showing up, but their attempt to ridicule Republicans ended up making them richer.
On September 19, the New York Post reported that a planned pro-Trump rally on New York’s Staten Island was getting thousands of out of state reservations. What made the whole thing suspicious was that many of those reservations had fake names like “Grabemby DePussay,” “Ivana Punchyou” and “F-kyou Trump,”.
“We knew something was not right,” said Staten Island GOP chairman Brendan Lantry to the New York Post. “We had about 1500 RSVP’s from Staten Islanders. Then all of a sudden we started seeing the numbers tick up to 10,000, 15,000, 75,000.”
Lantry’s wife, Jessica, then found a TikTok from a 19-year-old Brooklyn-based user. The short video with over 523,000 views was calling on teenagers to reserve seats at the event and not show up. In her TikTok, the user said “do you hate this organ b***h as much as I do? 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.”
This is not the first time that leftist teens on TikTok try to sabotage a pro-Trump event. Back in June, they successfully sabotaged Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by reserving seats and not showing up. This led to the rally in an arena of over 19,000 seats to only have an attendance of over 6,000. Many Trump supporters were left to watch the rally outside or at home, while the mainstream media lured over the “low attendance rates.”
This was incredibly embarrassing for the Trump campaign, and Lantry decided that he was not going to let this happen again, so he slapped a $5 USD reservation fee for the event.
Despite having put on the fee, the teens kept on making reservations for the event, meaning that they were donating to the party of the "orange man."
"But they kept coming," said Lantry. "From Colorado and California and Chicago and Houston, all over the country."
It turns out, the teens donated $15,785 to the Staten Island GOP by purchasing over 3000 vouchers for the event that they were not planning on using. Lantry added "They hate this president so much that they’re willing to donate to the Republican Party to troll him."
Despite the TikTok trolls, the October 3 Staten Island "Triumph" event was a great success, with an attendance of over 2,500 supporters of president and the GOP.