Fox News Questions Donald Trump’s Rally Size (MSN)


    Fox News Questions Donald Trump’s Rally Size – By Ewan Palmer (Newsweek) / May 14, 2024

    Fox News’s Jesse Watters has downplayed claims that more than 100,000 people attended Donald Trump’s recent rally in New Jersey.

    Speaking on Monday’s episode of The Five, Watters said that a reporter he sent to the 2024 campaign rally in Wildwood said there were tens of thousands fewer people in attendance than what Trump and others are claiming.

    Trump, the presumptive 2024 Republican nominee, has a history of overstating the size of his crowds at rallies and public speaking engagements. He suggested that his 2017 inauguration had the highest-ever attendance for such an event, despite photos proving otherwise.

    Speaking outside the New York courtroom during his hush money trial on Monday, Trump claimed that “over 100,000 people” saw him speak in Wildwood over the weekend but “a lot of the mainstream media didn’t want to say how many people. They didn’t want to cover it.”