President Donald Trump was "energized," not angry, after the lower-than-expected turnout at his highly anticipated rally in Tulsa Saturday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted Monday.
"The president was not angry at all," McEnany told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" co-host Steve Doocy. "The president was quite energized. I was with him after the rally. It was a huge success. His speech got rave reviews (and) he was in good spirits on Marine One. He was in a great mood. It was a great night and there was a lot to celebrate."
Doocy, after asking McEnany about "how angry" Trump was over "just a sea of blue empty chairs" at Tulsa's BOK Center, asked how the president was "not furious."
"We’ve known Donald Trump," Doocy said. "He was on this show every Monday for years. That guy who used to be on our show would have been furious that something went haywire.”
But McEnany insisted Trump “was in very good spirits” after the rally, because "he's in his best mood when he gets to speak directly to the American people because that’s what he loves."
“In my interactions with the president after the rally on Marine One with him — I checked in with him on Air Force One and he was in very good spirits,” she said. “Spoke with him again about the rally yesterday, and it got rave reviews. His speech was very good.”
Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Sunday slammed "leftists" and the media for celebrating the low turnout for the rally. Last week, he and other campaign officials touted that 1 million people had registered for the event, but on Sunday, 6,200 showed up at the arena, which seats 20,000. Several news outlets reported that a social media campaign led by TikTok users helped lead to the low turnout, but Parscale dismissed that claim.
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