Trump Brags Of ‘Packed To The Rafters’ Florida Rally, Then These Photos Emerge Online
President Donald Trump bragged of “packed to the rafters” crowds for his Friday night campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida. However, photographic evidence from the arena venue for his speech tells a different tale, harkening back to inflated inauguration crowd claims.
Trump started the attendance debate by claiming a “big crowd expected today in Pensacola” in a Friday morning tweet. Trump followed that tweet with on claiming Alabama Democratic Party Senate nominee Doug Jones is “bad on Crime, Life, Border, Vets, Guns and Military. Vote Roy Moore!”
Tuesday is the special election for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Early Saturday morning, President Trump returned to the subject of crowd sizes.
“Great evening last night in Pensacola, Florida. Arena was packed to the rafters, the crowd was loud, loving and really smart,” Trump claimed. “They definitely get what’s going on.”
But the internet disagreed that the crowd was big, packed to the rafters and really smart.
Looky, y’all! Bigliest crowd in history! Believe me! No crowd like it! 9 billion people! Make America Grope Again! By the way, approval rating of 140%! Can you believe it! So much winning! #32for45 pic.twitter.com/7cqZkhCl7L
— Hamfisted Bun Vendor 🔞 (@MetalOllie) December 9, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers to @realDonaldTrump: That you couldn't draw a crowd at the Tree Lighting in DC is one thing, but if you can't draw a crowd in #Pensacola, the heart of the Redneck Riveria, means it's time for you to pack your bathrobe and dentures. hun. You are over. Bye! pic.twitter.com/L1D0Wihyi8
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) December 9, 2017
Trump will try to say this picture was taken early, before the crowd arrived.
But here he is walking to the stage.
This is what happens when your approval rating hits 32%. pic.twitter.com/K6J2lXIl45
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) December 9, 2017
The rafters in this arena are built into the floor.
— Mitch Kanter (@mknymn) December 9, 2017
— Jerry Jordan (@Jerry_Jordan) December 9, 2017
They were mostly protesters…
— IR.net (@IRdotnet) December 9, 2017