Donald Trump is borderline obsessive about his popularity or the lack there of. In fact, the first scandal of his presidency was when he had Sean Spicer lie about the size of his inauguration crowd.
Now that the 45th president is out of office, he can try to cash in on his popularity. He attempted to do so by holding a speaking tour along with former Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly. The problem for the two men is that not too many people are interested in what they are selling.
Trump decided to hold the first two events in Florida, where he is very popular. Videos, though, are emerging that show that people much prefer his rallies when they don’t have to pay for them.
In both events, held in Sunrise and Orlando, Florida, the top seats on the stadium were roped off. The middle sections of the stadiums were maybe about half full.
Below are a number of videos showing the lack of a crowd:
The “massive crowd” in Sunrise, FL yesterday for opening night of the Trump/Bill O’Reilly tour. Plenty of good seats available! Upper decks were closed off and people who had tickets there were invited to come down to the lower level. Photo @SunSentinel pic.twitter.com/8kXNI3onp4
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 12, 2021
Middle section is half full and the upper level is completely blocked off at the Donald Trump/Bill O’Reilly tour in Orlando. pic.twitter.com/Dg8s29e4PT
— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) December 12, 2021
— Jared Caban (@Jared_Caban) December 12, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.