President Donald Trump and Beto O’Rourke held competing rallies at this time in El Paso, and each occasions noticed attendance by hundreds of individuals. Though precise numbers aren’t out there, it does seem that Trump’s rally noticed extra attendees. Nonetheless, O’Rourke’s did report hundreds in attendance, regardless of some deceptive information on the contrary. Learn on to see pictures of the rallies and study extra about how many individuals attended. This story will start with pictures and particulars from O’Rourke’s occasion, which was held first, after which the second part will focus on Trump’s rally and the attendance. If extra precise crowd estimates grow to be out there, this story will probably be up to date with these particulars.
Deceptive Stories Indicated Solely 65 Folks Confirmed Up for Beto’s March for Reality Rally, However the Quantity Was at Least Greater than 4,000
Some studies indicated that solely 65 individuals confirmed up for the occasion that O’Rourke spoke at, however this was not correct. Gateway Pundit reported that 65 individuals lined up for Beto’s occasion whereas 22,000 lined up for Trump’s. Though Trump’s rally did certainly see an enormous turnout, way over 65 individuals confirmed up for O’Rourke’s occasion. The Gateway Pundit wrote, “Effectively that is embarrassing. Solely about 25 individuals confirmed up early to see Beto.” That is deceptive, nonetheless, as a result of most of the individuals who attended O’Rourke’s rally additionally have been collaborating within the march earlier than the rally. Right here’s what the world seemed like as individuals have been checking in throughout the early phases of Beto’s rally. The photograph was shared on Reddit by u/Josh_Escobear.
Right here’s one other crowd photograph that exhibits the massive turnout for O’Rourke’s occasion. (The second photograph on this tweet is the correct crowd measurement image.)
O’Rourke didn’t manage the counter-rally to Trump’s MAGA rally. The occasion was hosted by the Girls’s March El Paso, Border Community for Human Rights, and 45 different group teams. The occasion started with a march a couple of mile away from the place Trump’s rally was held. The march led to a rally on the Chalio Acosta Park on Shelter Place, simply .2 miles from the place Trump’s occasion was held. At the moment, O’Rourke delivered his message. His message overlapped barely with Trump’s message, with elements of each taking place on the similar time.
So simply what number of have been on the March for Reality rally that includes O’Rourke? Gromer M. Jeffers of the Dallas Morning Information estimated the variety of marchers as being a minimum of 4,000:
Jason Whitely of WFAA famous that “a number of thousand individuals” have been within the march.
A media name earlier than the rally indicated that organizers anticipated 6,000 to 9,000 to attend, however climate may diminish the turnout considerably.
Though some puzzled if Beto would announce a presidential run at this time, he shortly quieted these rumors.
Right here is one other crowd video:
Trump’s MAGA Rally Had At Least 8,000 Attending, with Extra Ready Exterior Who Couldn’t Get Seats
Trump informed reporters earlier than the occasion that 75,000 individuals had signed up for the rally on-line. Though that could be true, the sector the place the MAGA rally passed off solely might maintain 8,000 individuals, Bloomberg Information shared. The sector was actually stuffed with Trump supporters, so it seems to be like a minimum of 8,000 individuals have been on the MAGA rally, and extra have been outdoors. If a extra precise estimate is out there, we’ll add it to this story.
The music from Trump’s rally was so loud that individuals might hear it at O’Rourke’s occasion.
1000’s swarmed the parking zone, ready in line to attend Trump’s rally. This photograph was shared on Reddit displaying an enormous crowd earlier than Trump’s occasion:
Identical to there was deceptive information about O’Rourke’s turnout, there was additionally deceptive information about Trump’s turnout. This tweet, for instance, doesn’t precisely present the numbers who lined up early, which have been within the multi-thousands.
Right here’s a take a look at the gang ready in line for Trump’s rally.
Brad Parscale, marketing campaign supervisor for Trump, mentioned solely 900 individuals attended O’Rourke’s rally, which additionally was inaccurate. He did say that Trump’s rally could have had 35,000 in attendance, together with the 8,000 inside the sector and the hundreds who have been outdoors.
Right here’s a glance:
It is a growing story.