Cheery news about Thursday night’s Trump rally in Burlington: Just because you got a ticket doesn’t mean you’re getting in. The Free Press:
The Flynn Theater believes the campaign of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump might have distributed more tickets than there are seats in the venue for a rally Thursday night.
How overdistributed, we have no idea — although lefty activist James Haslam Tweeted a rumor that 18,000 tickets have been given away. (The Flynn’s capacity: 1,400.)
(UPDATE: The Burlington Police Department reportedly says the Trump campaign has distributed 20,000 “tickets”. Which is damn irresponsible and downright dangerous.)
Flynn chief John Killacky says the Trump campaign handled ticket distribution, and there’s been something decidedlly weird about the process:
Although the [ticketing] site has listed the event as “sold out” intermittently since tickets became available New Year’s Eve, patrons still could register for tickets as of Tuesday afternoon.
The Flynn plans to open the theater’s doors at 5 p.m. Thursday and admit ticket holders until the city fire marshal declares the venue full, Killacky said.
Well, that could be a nice little clusterfuck. I hope the Flynn got paid in advance, and I hope they’ve planned for a lot of security. Because if a bunch of ticket-wielding Trumpsters are denied entry, things could get a little ugly. Especially with anti-Trump protesters gathering right across the street in City Hall Park.
Anyway, the real point is this: Those who attend the rally are nothing more than living, breathing props for another episode of “Trump: The Campaign.” If the rumor is true that he’s papered Greater Burlington with free tickets, it’s clear that he doesn’t give a damn about loyal supporters who might just be turned away.