Trump campaign says it raised $ 10 million around Tulsa rally

President TrumpDonald John Trump South Korea criticizes Bolton’s book as ‘distorting reality’ of nuclear talks Democrats face tough questions with Bolton protesters trying to tear down Andrew Jackson statue near White House MOREThe re-election campaign says it raised $ 10 million from online donors last weekend around the president’s rally in Tulsa, Okla.

The Trump campaign has been on the defense after the disappointing rally, which drew about 6,500 people inside to the BOK Center in Tulsa, a crowd that lacks full capacity.

The images circulated in a line of empty seats on the upper level of the arena. The President canceled the comments he had planned to give to an expected crowd of outdoor overflow.

The campaign has promoted cable news ratings for the rally. Fox News had its best Saturday night during the hours Trump spoke.

The rally was heralded as Trump’s big return to the campaign after he spent most of the past few months cooped up in Washington due to the coronavirus. The president blamed the protesters and the media for chasing people away from the event.

The White House denies that Trump was disappointed by the participation.

Trump’s campaign compared his weekend tour to a fundraiser on Tuesday for the alleged Democratic candidate. Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump seeks to meet immigration press across court Trump says Obama may have committed treason Poll: Biden leads Trump by more than 20 career points and police MORE, who was joined in a virtual event by former President Obama.

Biden announced that 175,000 people donated to the fundraiser, which raised $ 7.6 million.

Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee scandalized the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee for the first time in May.

Democrats contributed $ 81 million, compared to $ 74 million for Republicans.

However, Trump and the RNC have a huge fundraising lead in this cycle, having started May with a lead of about $ 187 million, according to an analysis by the New York Times.