The traveling “History Tour”Former Presidents Donald TrumpAnd former Fox NewsHost Bill O’Reillysaw yet another underwhelming crowdThe Houston Chronicle reported that the Houston leg was completed on Saturday.
“Top sections were blocked off, and there were still plenty of seats available” at the slated start time.
It was held at downtown Houston’s Toyota Center.
Chronicle reporter Jeremy Wallace shared a tweet showing a number of empty seats.
Though the event was scheduled for 3 p.m., Trump didn’t arrive until nearly two hours later, the newspaper reported. O’Reilly explained to the audience that the former president had been delayed by the inclement weather, according to the Chronicle.
A message from a tardy Trump was posted on the Twitter account of his aide Liz Harrington, saying “airport opened, landing now.” There was no notice on airport websites that Houston’s George Bush International Airport or the William P. Lobby were closed on Saturday.
O’Reilly, who was fired from Fox News in 2017 after being accused of sexual harassment, boasted of a “great crowd” at the Toyota Center.
Last Saturday, Trump crowed about expected “big crowds!” in the Florida town of Sunrise, but top seating sections were blocked offThe event venues were for Sunrise, and then the Orlando stop. Participants moved down to fill vacant seats.
Based on sales data thousands of seats were unsoldBased on sales data gathered by the Orlando Sentinel, there was no Orlando event. There are only 5,406 of 8,700 ticketsSale prior to the event Amway CenterAccording to city records, the stadium was sold. The stadium’s total listed capacity did not include “vast swaths of the upper bowl covered with a tarp before the event started,” the newspaper reported.
The Amway Center’s listed capacity for the “end-stage setup” utilized by Trump and O’Reilly is generally between 12,500 and 17,000According to the newspaper, it is.