Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has reportedly threatened to sue a Politico reporter for an article revealing that the sales of his “History Tour” with the former President TrumpDonald TrumpPence Refused To Leave Capitol During Riot: Book Officials Arrest ‘Roman Gladiator’ Who Stormed Capitol While Filming It For His Mother Overnight Defense: Milley Reportedly Warned Trump Against Iranian Strikes | Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer killed in Afghanistan | 70 percent of active duty military personnel are at least partially immunized PLUS were weak, citing conversations with ticketing officials at the sites.
Daniel Lippman of politics reported on Friday that tickets for the tour, which has four scheduled stops in Texas and Florida in December, went on sale on June 14, although site officials said sales have so far been slow compared to other events organized in the arenas.
For example, a box office worker in Orlando, Fla., The 20,000-person Amway center, which will host Trump and O’Reilly on December 12, told Politico, “There are still a lot of tickets open.
“We have gigs that do a lot better than that,” the employee added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The employee said a Bad Bunny concert slated for March at the arena sold out in two days and tickets for a Kane Brown concert on December 3 were almost sold out.
Employees at the Toyota Center in Houston, the American Airlines Center in Dallas and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. All said a large chunk of seats for the Trump-O’Reilly tour remained unsold, an official with the BB&T box office having told Politico that they expected sales to be “definitely higher” at this point.
However, both Trump and O’Reilly have pushed back the Politico reporting, with Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington saying in a statement: “The History Tour has already sold over $ 5 million in tickets, and the excitement and enthusiasm is unlike anything we’ve seen. before that. ”
“In December, the sold-out shows will be a night to remember for all,” she added.
Lippman reported that in a phone interview, O’Reilly said claims that ticket sales were lagging behind were “bogus” and “totally ridiculous.”
O’Reilly has reportedly argued that ticket sales were $ 7 million, more than the figure Harrington gave.
“We haven’t spent a dime on marketing, nothing,” he said. “All of that $ 7 million for four shows was made on the ad. Marketing will begin in about a week. No one has sold tickets that fast at this price, and VIPs are sold out at three of the four sites.”
The TV personality specifically rebuffed reports that Orlando’s ticket sales were weak, calling them “bullshit”, although he was not sure exactly how many tickets were sold in that arena.
O’Reilly then allegedly threatened Lippman, saying, “You put a word in there that isn’t true, I’m going to sue you, and you can quote me about it.”
“You are just a man with an ax, and that is what you are,” he added, according to Lippman.
La Colline has contacted representatives for O’Reilly for comment.
Announcing the tour last month, Trump and O’Reilly said they would discuss “how things were accomplished, as well as the challenges, both good and bad,” Trump saying events will be “wonderful but impactful sessions” that will discuss the “real issues” happening in the United States