Donald Trump Claimed "20 or 25,000" People Were Watching Outside of Erie Rally

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 12,000 people were in the stadium and up to 25,000 people were watching outside on screens. Only 9,000 people were in the stadium, and 3,000 were watching outside.

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Quote | He claimed more people were watching outside than there really were.

"And you saw that last night, when the auditorium, which held about 12,000 people, it was full, and we had 20- or 25,000 people outside watching screens," Trump said during a phone interview with "Fox and Friends" anchors.