Donald Trump Rally Crowd Size Claims Have One Major Problem


Donald Trump’s claim about the crowd size at his Las Vegas rally has one major problem—the venue doesn’t accommodate the number of people he touted were there. On Sunday, the former president held his first rally since becoming a convicted felon in the New York hush-money case, speaking to supporters at Sunset Park in the scorching Nevada heat.

Over the weekend, temperatures topped 100 degrees in Las Vegas, and the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat watch. The Clark County Fire Department said six people were taken to the hospital and another two dozen received medical attention at the rally site.

Trump addressed the weather during his remarks, telling rallygoers that his campaign told people “do not come,” which resulted in “only 20,000” attendees. The trouble is, there wasn’t enough room for that many people.

The Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Special Events Services told Newsweek on Monday that the area of the park where the Trump campaign held the rally has a maximum capacity of 3,000 people.

“That [rally] was a little different because they used just a specific part of the park, and that has a capacity of, like, 2,000 to 3,000, depending on the setup,” the park spokesperson said, adding that the entire park could accommodate more. Phased park expansions have developed 214 of the park’s 324 total acres, according to the Clark County website.

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