Ever since his inauguration when he accused the media of lying about the size of the crowd, Donald Trump has earned a reputation for massively overestimating his audience numbers.
But last night during his rally in Texas, Trump managed to out-Trump himself by claiming at one point that the crowd was more than three times bigger than official estimates. Far beyond the maximum capacity of the El Paso County Coliseum venue he was speaking in which claims to hold 6,500 people seated, plus an additional 4,500 people standing.
Referring to Beto O’Rourke’s rival rally taking place less than a mile away on the same night, Trump said he had been challenged by “a young man who's got very little going for himself except he's got a great first name”.
So we have 35,000 people tonight. And he has 200 people, 300 people – not too good.
That may be the end of his presidential bid.
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