Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Is Trump Lying About The Size Of His Crowds?

"At a rally last week in Little Rock, Ralph Shoptaw, the general manager of the Arkansas state fair, announced that Trump had drawn a record crowd of 11,500 to the Barton Coliseum. But a reporter for the Daily Mail documented significant portions of the arena sitting empty and estimated attendance at 6,000. Shoptaw told the reporter that the 11,500 figure was provided by the campaign (Trump called it 12,000 in a tweet).

One person briefed on the behind-the-stage happenings at the event said that Trump had refused to go on stage until Shoptaw declared the crowd record-sized. Shoptaw did not respond to requests for comment from POLITICO."

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