The left’s frustration with President Trump’s popularity has boiled over again after the leader of the free world packed them in during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire last week.
When Trump spoke to an overflow audience of enthusiastic patriotic Americans, he set the all-time attendance record for the venue and in an added bit of mental cruelty imposed on the unhinged left, he beat out iconic gay rock superstar Elton John.
Following his record-setting appearance at Southern New Hampshire University Arena, the POTUS took to his Twitter account to tout the new landmark and to thank his supporters in the Granite State.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2019
However, it didn’t take long before the “fact-checkers” flew into action with a social media campaign featuring the hashtag #EmptySeatMAGATour began tracking along with the promotion of fake news to diminish those who showed up.
Trump keeps saying his rallies are full, but doesn’t look like it.
Wow, I would hate for #EmptySeatMAGATour to trend so people knew the truth.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 16, 2019
But as Mark Twain once famously put it, “a lie can travel halfway across the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” that truth came back to kick the haters right in their lying asses when an authoritative source came forth to verify that Trump indeed set the attendance record.
According to the Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal who is an expert on crowd sizes, the president was once again correct and his detractors were caught red-handed pushing fake news.
Trump Mocked For Claim He Broke Elton John's Attendance Record. Fire Marshal: Trump Was Right. https://t.co/Ap59prCddX
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 16, 2019
…according to Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady, who supervised the counting of the crowd, Trump was correct. Cady told The Daily Mail that the attendance was “just over 11,500.” He added that “the arena staff said Elton John was around 11,300” in April 2004. Cady pointed out that according to his office, at least 8,000 people stood outside the arena watching Trump’s rally on jumbo TV screens. He said, “We weren’t counting it but we estimated probably in the area of 8,000 to 9,000 out front.” On Friday, Cady said he and two deputies examined the physical boundaries of the outdoor crowd on Thursday night, adding, “We measured out the space this morning. Based on the calculations we use for crowd load, we came to either 8 or 9 [thousand].”
Cady said he may have underestimated the number of people in the arena, asserting, “Had some more snuck in during the period when we’re trying to assess the situation and get the door closed, when we’re trying to get everyone through the mags (walk-through metal detectors), then maybe it’s 11,500-plus.”
While the confirmation of the new record at the venue may suck for Sir Elton, it sucked a lot harder for flailing Democrat frontrunner Joe Biden.
In a competing event, lunchbucket Joe struggled to attract 30 people to listen to his standard stump speech.
“While thousands packed the Southern New Hampshire University Arena to hear President Donald Trump speak, about 30 supporters of Joe Biden gathered at the Portland Pie Co. to talk about the former vice president’s campaign.” https://t.co/N0I9ge4v4f
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 16, 2019
According to the Eagle Tribune:
While thousands packed the Southern New Hampshire University Arena to hear President Donald Trump speak, about 30 supporters of Joe Biden gathered at the Portland Pie Co. to talk about the former vice president’s campaign.
Stuffed in a small room with six tables, munching on several types of pizza, campaign members discussed Biden’s qualities with interested voters.
“We are here because we are standing up to hate just down the road,” announced Biden’s New Hampshire Organizing Director Peter Dougherty, 28, of Manchester. “This is our moment, our chance. We need to talk to people now about what (Joe Biden) can do.”
High energy and chants of “Go, Joe! Go, Joe!” could be heard throughout the restaurant from supporters and interested voters of all ages.
According to reports, all thirty attendees were jumping for Joe but when compared to Trump’s rally, it’s not a good look for Democrats. No matter how much that they lie about Trump, real Americans always turn out in droves to hear their president speak.