(Dallas News)The visit to Dallas marked Trump’s final stop on “The History Tour” with former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly.
(Newsweek)Despite the touting of massive crowds by both Trump and O'Reilly, photos and videos on social media show empty seats were a regular feature at venues throughout the tour.
Steven Monacelli wrote in Rolling Stone that he moved from the "cheap seats in the second section" to a "half-empty" center row closer to the stage.
A similar scenario had played out when the tour kicked off in Sunrise, Florida, on December 11. The top level of the "cavernous" FLA Live Arena was closed off and ticket holders were "upgraded" to the lower bowl, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
The Houston Chronicle reported that upper sections were blocked off on the tour's penultimate stop at Houston's Toyota Center on Saturday and "there were plenty of available seats when the doors opened."
Another regular feature of the tour was the former president's spouting of baseless conspiracy theories and lies about the 2020 presidential election. He also offered a revisionist history of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Bill O’Reilly: I Had to Console Trump After MAGA Fans Booed Him for Getting Vaccine Booster
(Daily Beast)Bill O’Reilly has revealed that he had to console Donald Trump after he was booed by his own supporters for getting a vaccine booster shot.
In an interview with Dan Abrams on NewsNation, O’Reilly said Trump phoned him after the event and was apparently hurt by the reaction. “I told him that today, he called me,” said O’Reilly. “I said ‘This is good for you, this is good that people see another side of you, not a political side, you told the truth, you believe in the vax, your administration did it, and you should take credit for it, because it did save, I don’t know, hundreds of thousands of lives.’”