Trump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds Pruitt spent K flying aides to Australia to prep for later-canceled visit: report Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of Mueller probe: report MORE thought the crowd at Sunday's Rolling Thunder rally would resemble Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. 

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“I thought this would be like Dr. Martin Luther King where people were lined up from here all the way to the Washington Monument,” Trump said Sunday at the annual Rolling Thunder rally, where thousands of motorcyclists honor U.S. prisoners of war and missing-in-action troops. 

The billionaire claimed that more than half a million people attempted to attend his speech, “but unfortunately they aren’t allowed to come in.” 

Trump seemed caught off guard by the size of the crowd, according to Bloomberg Politics. He suggested that many had been prevented from attending, without offering any evidence, Bloomberg noted. 

"We have the biggest rallies by far, far bigger than Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders, Warren, O’Rourke inspire patriotic small donor waves Bill Press reflects on Clinton, Sanders and a life in politics Overnight Health Care: GOP pushes stiff work requirements for food stamps | Johnny Isakson opens up about family's tragic loss to opioids | Republicans refuse to back vulnerable Dem's opioids bill | Dems offer new public option plan MORE," he told a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial, according to CBS. "Far bigger. I mean, look at today. They say you have 600,000 people here trying to get in."

"That's not gonna happen," he added. "But they say you have 600,000 people."

CBS News reported that a crowd count was unavailable, but the space in front of the Lincoln Memorial was far from full. 

About 250,000 people watched as King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the memorial in 1963.