You wouldn’t know it by listening to the radio or watching television news media, but Donald Trump was able to attract over 15,000 people at his latest rally in Jacksonville, Florida. This is significant, because most of what we’re hearing in the news now is how Hillary’s got a huge boost following the show the Democrats put on at their convention. Her numbers increases were predictable, and they’ll eventually come back down to where they were. Trump experienced the same bump following the Republican National Convention.
While the media are trying hard to portray Trump as a walking scandal with a big mouth and a bad “temperament” – as if Hillary doesn’t have any of those problems – in reality, he’s got a lot of support from everyday people.
Donald trump has arrived in Jacksonville FL – here’s the crowd size pic.twitter.com/fwHc56FL2Z
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) August 3, 2016
Others weighed in:
I’m no fire marshal but I’d guess we have 16,000 people in Jacksonville for Trump. 15K capacity + 1K on the floor https://t.co/EKGCGkWp9I
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) August 4, 2016
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) August 3, 2016
At Hillary’s rally in Omaha, Nebraska, local media reported that she drew over 3,300. The image they used to accompany their reporting was rather deceptive. It was an up-close picture of a cheering crowd.
Big, boisterous crowd here in Omaha for Hillary Clinton and Warren Buffett pic.twitter.com/OzXiyMzC5O
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) August 1, 2016
Here was a picture of the same event, just a few steps back from the crowd. It gives you a slightly different perspective:
— #NeverHillary (@Z3pp3in) August 1, 2016
As with most of these kinds of cases, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Updated photos of Hillary’s Omaha rally show that there were many attendees in the bleachers, out of the camera’s line of sight.
— Capitalics (@Capitalics) August 2, 2016
But “over 3,300?” You be the judge.
The truth is, however, photos and videos of Trump’s rally didn’t have to be doctored or manipulated in some way to make it look as though his support is overwhelming. His support is just overwhelming. As for Hillary’s, well, she probably has to pay a lot of people to come just for the media cameras.
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