President Trump claimed his 100-day rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night broke attendance records, though journalists pointed out rows of empty seats at the expo center where the event was held.
Trump says "we have a lot of ppl standing outside" and he "broke the all time record" in this arena. There are rows of empty seats here pic.twitter.com/ixbErKjrQu— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) April 30, 2017
Here's another part of the arena where Trump says people have been left standing outside. Lots of ppl here, but not at all capacity pic.twitter.com/M6gtVF0PhN— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) April 30, 2017
Trump held his rally in Harrisburg, Pa., instead of attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. He mocked media members attending the dinner as “trapped” at what he called a “very, very boring” event.
"They would love to be with us right here tonight," Trump said, adding his rally drew a “much larger crowd, and better people, too.”
Trump routinely brags about the size of crowds at his rallies and accuses the media of lying about the crowd size, including for his presidential inauguration in January.