Trump claims "thousands and thousands" outside rally couldn't get in, but footage shows otherwise (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump is continuing his trend of telling false and misleading statements at tonight's rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
He told the crowd: "Just look outside, thousands and thousands of people who couldn't in."
"When people wait two or three days to get in, especially these first few rows, I just want to say thank you."
While the room he was speaking in was certainly full, it wasn't the biggest and the bleachers only had a few rows. This wasn't a giant stadium.
A CSPAN video of the room in the back was later shown and it contradicted this claim completely.
There were clearly many spaces open near the exit doors and several gaps between people. This is not indicative of "thousands and thousands" of people outside that the president was bragging about.
Just watch the video. There's no way that many people were waiting outside while good spots open inside were available to see the president's rally.
Trump also thought the area had experienced rain, even though it didn't. This was his second biggest misleading claim of the night even though many more were made during the rally, as is his usual.
Trump said before the rally that there were people in line for the rally and "they were soaking wet." CNN's Betsy Klein noted among others that wasn't true at all. "It is 88 and sunny here in Fayetteville. It has not rained here today."
Trump made a visit to the area to try and drum up support for the special election involving Dan Bishop tomorrow. The fact that the lines aren't as long as Trump claims is good news for Democrats.