Trump's Virginia rally draws smaller crowd
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE’s Friday night rally in Richmond, Va., appeared to draw a much smaller crowd than the presumptive GOP nominee’s usual audience based on photos from the scene just before the rally's scheduled 8 p.m. start.

One reporter tweeted a wide-angle photo showing only a cluster toward the stage where Trump will speak. 

"This arena is 25 percent full at best. No line outside either,” the tweet said, with 30 minutes until the scheduled start time. 

"Shockingly small crowd right now 40 minutes before scheduled start of Trump rally in Richmond,” another reporter shared. 

In another tweet, showing one of Trump’s opening acts warming up the crowd, a small crowd is shown pushed up against the stage.


While there seems to be supporters in seats behind the stage, much of the bleachers surrounding the area appeared to be empty.