While the rest of the “alt-right” was gathered at a Hilton in Washington, D.C., for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the president was busy stroking his ego by holding another rally for himself, this time in Michigan, and lying, again, about crowd size.
The president of white women who carry spit cups told a group gathered at a rally in Washington, Mich., that the last time he was there, in November 2016, some 32,000 people showed up.
“We couldn’t even get near the arena, there were 32,000 people,” Trump said, The Hill reports. “I finished speaking at 1 o’clock in the morning on Election Day—32,000 people.”
The lie detector test determined that this is a lie [Maury voice].
According to the Detroit Free Press, DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., where Trump held the rally, has a capacity of 4,200. Unless each person was carrying two people, ain’t no way in Trump’s White House (the earthly version of hell) that there were 32,000 people in attendance.
But this is what Trump does: He makes up shit in the moment, usually an exaggeration that makes him look like the most beloved emperor to ever emperor, and then denies or doubles down on the statement when called on it.
Remember the inauguration, when the president sent then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer out with the outlandishly bad lie that Trump’s inauguration had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe”—as if we didn’t have televisions and photos of those in attendance?
The funniest part of all this is that Trump actually still believes that his inauguration crowd was larger than former President Barack Obama’s, and everyone in the White House is afraid to tell him because they know that they will be promptly whipped and sent to the dungeon.