President Trump continues to be very interested in the crowd size at a Beto O’Rourke rally, even three months later.
Trump during a Wednesday rally in Florida recalled a day in February when he and the former congressman held dueling events in Texas. At the time, Trump mocked O’Rourke’s crowd size, claiming there were only 200 or 300 people at his event, even though El Paso police actually estimated a crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 people. The event O’Rourke spoke at was an anti-wall rally that he was invited to speak at, but it wasn’t actually a campaign event, as he had not yet entered the race at that point.
This topic has evidently been on Trump’s mind for all this time, as Trump on Wednesday brought up the crowd size comparison once again, although this time, he claimed O’Rourke had 502 people, citing “the people who count crowds,” reports The Hill. He also chided the media for disputing his claims about O’Rourke’s crowd; PolitiFact wrote at the time that “visual evidence” alone is enough to make clear there were “clearly” more than 200 or 300 people at O’Rourke’s event.
Trump also mocked O’Rourke during his rally by saying the 2020 Democrat has “fallen like a rock,” asking, “What the hell happened to Beto?”
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