Trump’s Virginia rally draws smaller crowd
Donald Trump’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.
30 minutes till @realDonaldTrump speaks and this arena is 25 percent full at best. No line outside either pic.twitter.com/JzMjgH8E4A
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) June 10, 2016
“Shockingly small crowd right now 40 minutes before scheduled start of Trump rally in Richmond,” another reporter shared.
Shockingly small crowd right now 40 minutes before scheduled start of Trump rally in Richmond pic.twitter.com/SDO81QcTS4
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 10, 2016
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.
.@jfradioshow warms up #Trump rally in #Richmond, says it’s time to send @HillaryClinton to retirement #Decision2016 pic.twitter.com/Zw9Pk2P3rT
— Alana Austin (@alana_austin) June 10, 2016
Crowd continues to grow at #RVA #Trump rally #8News pic.twitter.com/Z2rr9eBg5a
— 8News WRIC Richmond (@8NEWS) June 10, 2016
Here’s my #Sopanorama of the Richmond, VA Trump rally which begins at 8pm pic.twitter.com/sLT5cnHvE9
— Alan He (@alanhe) June 10, 2016
An hour out from Trump’s event start time, lots & lots of empty seats at Richmond Coliseum pic.twitter.com/Zq9T6zssiJ
— Al Weaver (@alweaver22) June 10, 2016
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