Trump Lies About Crowd Size — El Paso Fire Dep. Calls Him Out
Last night both President Trump and Beto O’Rourke gave dueling rallies in El Paso, Texas. While Trump was pushing for a border wall, O’Rourke was fighting against one. While Trump was bragging about his crowd size to a point of blatant lies, O’Rourke was concentrating on the issues at hand.
Now it appears as if those lies by Trump are being fact checked by none other than the El Paso Fire Department.
Last night, the President told the crowd gathered to watch him speak in the El Paso County Coliseum that so many people wanted to be there that the El Paso Fire Department found a way to cram 10,000 people inside the Coliseum, which typically has a capacity of only 6,500.
The El Paso Fire Department, however, told Zahira Torres, an editor for the El Paso Times that the arena holds 6,500 people and that’s exactly how many were permitted to enter.
Trump also told blatant lies about O’Rourke’s competing rally.
“A young man who’s got very little going for himself, except he’s got a great first name, he is, he has challenged us. So we have, let’s say, 35,000 people tonight — and he has 200 people, 300 people, not too good,” Trump said at his rally.
Even the president’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Pascale got in on the lie-fest:
It looks like Beto only has 900 guests at his so called March, tiny! We have over 35000 in attendance. 8000 inside and tens of thousands in the parking lot and streets. @realDonaldTrump had 70,000+ RSVPs and thousands couldn’t make it. #winning
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) February 12, 2019
Police estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 people showed up for the anti-Trump, anti-wall rally that Beto O’Rourke held, and simply by looking at the video you can tell that there were many more than just 200-300 people in attendance.
Very very proud of this community. We are the example that the United States of America needs right now. pic.twitter.com/IIM5q9CTeN
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) February 12, 2019