Trump inaccurately claims size of rally day before election was 32,000 instead of 4,200

Trump inaccurately claims size of rally day before election was 32,000 instead of 4,200
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE appeared on Saturday to exaggerate the size of the crowd that gathered with him a day before election night in November 2016, asserting that 32,000 people showed up when the venue only held 4,200.

"We couldn't even get near the arena, there were 32,000 people," Trump said at a rally in Washington, Mich. "I finished speaking at 1 o'clock in the morning on election day — 32,000 people"

In fact, the Detroit Free Press reported that night that DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., where Trump held the rally, has a capacity of 4,200, far less than the 32,000 that Trump claimed.

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Trump has a penchant for exaggerating crowd sizes. The president sent former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael Spicer'Dancing with the Stars' host on casting political guests like Spicer: Will 'agree to disagree' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump rule marks major change in handling of migrant families Sean Spicer to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' MORE out before reporters last year to argue that Trump's inauguration had "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe."

That assertion was widely refuted, as photos of Trump's inauguration crowd compared to former President Obama's inauguration crowd emerged.