Donald Trump bragged about the “massive crowd” at his rally in Youngstown, Ohio. But reports say that the 7,000-seat Covelli Centre was only about two-thirds full when he took the stage.
Trump staged the Ohio rally for GOP Senate candidate JD Vance, who is in a tight race against Democratic House Rep. Tim Ryan.
“Both J.D. Vance and Dr. Oz asked me to do big Rallies for them in Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, and I did,’ Trump wrote in a post to his Truth Social platform. “The Pennsylvania Rally was a massive success, ‘packed’ with great American Patriots, and the Ohio Rally, tonight, is a likewise sold out juggernaut – Look at the massive crowds.”
Trump boasts of 'sold-out' rally in Ohio – but the arena is only two-quarters full just before he takes the stage.
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“Both candidates wanted this and I, as usual, delivered. ALL Republican candidates want Rallies. Without the Rallies and, even more importantly, the Endorsements, most would lose. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!” Trump added.
From the Daily Mail:
Saturday’s rally is a test of his lingering influence in the critical battleground – joining Trump on stage will be all four Congressional hopefuls that he’s backed, as well as pro-Trump stalwart Reps. Jim Jordan and Bill Johnson.
The former president’s support helped author and venture capitalist Vance clinch the GOP Senate primary despite a crowded race full of MAGA hopefuls.
Read the full report over at the Daily Mail.