Donald Trump is very eager to get back in front of his loyal fans. And with legal issues mounting, he’d also like to shake some money out of his most loyal supporters.
So Trump recently announced a tour with former Fox host Bill O’Reilly. The duo aimed high, holding the events at arenas. Ticket sales, though, have been dismal. During a weekend appearance on MSNBC, a Democratic strategist explained why sales are bad and predicted the tour will eventually be cancelled.
Emily Tisch Sussman explained, “Well, I think that it’s probably hard for him to secure venues, sponsors, potentially vendors. As much as his presidency was divisive, he still was the president. But once he crossed that threshold after January 6th, after the insurrection and continuing after the election, just to hammer the results and be in a total state of disbelief, it really did feel and continues to feel like a chipping away at democracy.”
The strategist continued, “Companies are concerned about associating themselves in that way. So he really has to align himself politically with sponsors that are naturally inclined to support him. On the point of him joining up with Bill O’Reilly, what I found so striking about it is these are not the two easiest characters to work with. These are some incredibly difficult personalities that I can’t imagine they would take direction from anyone.”
Tisch Sussman closed, “Honestly, it only feels like a matter of time before they announce that they can’t go on tour together and can’t work together.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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