Trump's Virginia rally draws smaller crowd
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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.