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Police say 9,000 people turned out for Trump’s rally

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President Trump’s campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla, drew a crowd of 9,000, the local police said.

“All attendees now in the AeroMod hangar for the @realDonaldTrump rally. Total attendees at event = 9,000,” Melbourne Police tweeted.

Trump held a similar campaign event at this airport hangar during the general election in September. According to reports, 15,000 people attempted to attend the September rally, but some were turned away.

{mosads}The hangar opened up so that Air Force One could pull up and allow Trump to walk directly on the stage.

Trump hit the media at the start of his speech, saying that news outlets probably wouldn’t show his large crowd size. 

“Do you think that one media group, that one network back there will show this crowd? Not One,” Trump said.

However, several networks reportedly showed images of the crowd as Trump exited Air Force One and walked to the podium. 

Trump has regularly defended his crowd sizes, through the campaign and into his presidency. He started his administration by knocking the media for reporting that his inauguration crowd size was smaller than former President Barack Obama’s.

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