Trump's campaign manager accused of lying after revealing attendance at latest rally

Greg Evans
Thursday 18 July 2019 13:00
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Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina, was contentious for many reasons, most notably because of the president's continued attacks on four Democrat congresswomen.

However, away from what was said on the stage, Trump's campaign manager for the 2020 election Brad Parscale claimed on Twitter that 20,000 people were at the rally, which broke a capacity record for the Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Yet that statement was quickly disputed on social media by people who simply looked up the capacity of the venue and discovered that it could only hold 8,000 people.

Here is that statistic on Wikipedia, Stubhub, a website dedicated to reviewing sports stadiums and the website for East Carolina Pirates football team.

It's likely that more than 8,000 people were at the arena on Wednesday as Heavy reports that hundreds were turned away at the doors after it reached capacity.

Local publication The Daily Reflector also noted that just 8,000 were in attendance but that many stayed to watch on a large screen outside the venue.

However, to state that the venue exceeded more than twice it's capacity is a little suspicious and Parscale was soon bombarded with tweets pointing out this inaccuracy.

Furthermore, it appears that the venue wasn't even sold out as there were a smattering of empty seats, as reported by Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove.

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