Donald Trump Vastly Overestimated The Number of People Who Were Outside of His Rally

Type: ExaggerationsFeb 11 2019 Severity:

Donald Trump bragged that "tens of thousands" of his supporters were attending his El Paso, TX rally outside of the venue because they couldn't get in, but the fire marshal poured cold water on Trump's claim. Instead of the "tens of thousands" of people Donald claimed couldn't get in, the marshal said that "several thousand" were outside, but didn't deliver an official estimate.

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Quote | The fire marshal said there were "several thousand" outside, not "tens of thousands."

"But if you want to really see something, go outside. Tens of thousands of people are watching screens outside. Tens of thousands."