Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) couldn't help but chuckle at President Donald Trump's low turnout at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Saturday. But Franken took it a step further, investigating the crowd count for concerts at the BOK Center in 2019 before COVID-19.
According to Franken, pianist and composer John Tesh scored a much larger crowd to hear his easy-listening sounds over the president's rants.
He also cited the 1960s and 70s doo-wop group Sha Na Na, The Pips (but without Gladys Knight), Canadian hard rock band Loverboy and The West Virginia Touring Company of La Traviata, a three-act Opera in Italian from 1853 by Giuseppe Verdi.
6,200 people at Trump rally in Tulsa. Acts that had bigger crowds at the same venue in 2019: - Sha Na Na - The Pip… https://t.co/OnTOJsahUo— Al Franken (@Al Franken)1592761376.0
It was the John Tesh, however, that earned the president considerably mockery.
Hey 'Dopey Donny Trump' @realDonaldTrump Even John Tesh drew more than your rally. Your now a 2nd class act! Do u… https://t.co/4qjS6pryJo— Truth will set u free but 1st it wil piss you off! (@Truth will set u free but 1st it wil piss you off!)1592768535.0
John Tesh is trending because he drew a bigger crowd at BOK Center last year. So the Entertainment Tonight theme is… https://t.co/KoTqY5zPEA— Rocky Mountain Mike (@Rocky Mountain Mike)1592767418.0
The Wiggles and John Tesh trending today in "politics." Not at all what I was expecting, but boy it made me smile.… https://t.co/DDBP8J1ZKD— Clayton Hensley (@Clayton Hensley)1592767381.0
Hey, it's easy to understand why John Tesh outperformed #Trump & had more than 6200 fans in attendance! John Tesh h… https://t.co/NjlucZvF0W— CrazyCatLibrarian (@CrazyCatLibrarian)1592767859.0
@realDonaldTrump did you know that John Tesh drew a bigger crowd than you? 😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Rf0yHs34AU— Herewegoagain (@Herewegoagain)1592766818.0
Lol omg even out parsed by John Tesh https://t.co/9o8OP8lPLs— DebLouAnd (@DebLouAnd)1592766864.0
Both Sha Na Na AND John Tesh had bigger crowds! https://t.co/oNeLs2EQph— Shari Moore (@Shari Moore)1592765905.0
@DavidBrodyCBN @realDonaldTrump Lies, lies, lies, yeah! John Tesh drew more people to the BOK Center than the pres… https://t.co/bcFhVYhLR2— Carl Gorney (@Carl Gorney)1592767806.0