A newly Release released video shows President Donald Trump bragging about the crowd size at his rally earlier this year in El Paso while speaking to hospital workers in the city who treated victims of a recent mass shooting.
The footage, posted on Twitter by Local news stations in El Paso on Thursday, was recorded by an individual who was present for Trump’s visit the previous day to the University Medical Center of El Paso.
“They’re talking about you all over the world. The job you’ve done is incredible,” Trump told hospital workers.
Trump then turned the conversation about himself and began talking about the crowd size, a subject the president often touts when speaking to supporters.
“I was here three months ago and we made a speech,” Trump said. “What was the name of the arena? That place was packed.”
“That was some crowd,” Trump said in the video. “And we had twice the number outside. And then you had this crazy Beto. Beto had 400 people in a parking lot.”
Trump also knocked “crazy Beto,” a reference to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.
The president held a rally at El Paso County Coliseum on Feb. 11 to boost support for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. During the rally, he claimed construction of an existing barrier reduced crime in the city. But local leaders insisted that was not the case.
City officials said this week that that Trump still owes more than $500,000 for police and public safety services related to the event.
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The press was not allowed to view Trump’s meetings at the hospital, with the White House telling reporters the visits were not meant as photo ops. But the White House later released its own photos and produced videos that showed Trump smiling for photos and meeting with patients.