Trumpworld Claims 25,000 People Attended His Rally. Aerial Shots Show Otherwise.

ABC7 via YouTube
ABC7 via YouTube

Trumpworld is once again splintering from reality. This time, the diversion relates to counting—specifically, how many people attended Donald Trump’s rally in the Bronx on Thursday.

Trump, who has long obsessed over the size of crowds at his events, shared an article from Right Side Broadcasting Network to his Truth Social account that quoted the Trump campaign as saying 25,000 people attended the “electrifying” event. The New York Times reported that Trump’s team had acquired a permit for an event for 3,500 people.

“The sheer numbers show the great enthusiasm that President Trump has gained among voters in even the bluest areas of the United States,” the Right-Side Broadcasting Network article crowed.

That number later appeared on Fox News, was shared across various MAGA social media accounts, and also popped up on the official X account of the Republican Party.

But aerial footage of the event, and The Daily Beast’s reporter on the ground, told a different story. ABC7’s coverage of the event showed a much smaller crowd located in an amphitheater at Crotona Park.

While law enforcement told the New York Post that the crowd was between 8,000 and 10,000 people, The Daily Beast had a reporter in attendance, who estimated about 1,000 people were there.

Trump has been infamously sensitive about his crowd sizes, particularly when side-by-side photos went viral comparing his meagre inauguration crowd to that of Barack Obama. Trump’s former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, became a laughing stock for insisting that Trump had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

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