Donald Trump Exaggerated Rally Numbers During Hurricane Micheal
Type: ExaggerationsOct 11 2018 Severity:
President Trump spent his morning on the phone with the anchors from "Fox and Friends." During the call, Trump bragged about the turnout to a rally he held in Pennsylvania as Hurricane Micheal raged in Florida. He exaggerated that people had lined up two days early to the event, and that the venue was a 12,000-seat auditorium. The local newspaper reported the capacity of the auditorium at 9000. The line for the rally did not start two days early, it started earlier the same day.
Quote | He said people lined up two days early for his speech in a 12,000 seat auditorium.
"I go make a speech in a 12,000-seat auditorium, and people start lining up two days early. I mean, literally, they bring tents," Trump said during a phone interview with "Fox and Friends" anchors.