Trump complains about media coverage of Warren's crowd sizes

President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE on Tuesday complained about press coverage of the crowds at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOvernight Health Care: Biden says US will have enough vaccine for all adults by end of May | Biden calls on all states to vaccinate teachers by the end of March | Texas, Mississippi lift mask mandates Biden picks for financial agencies offer preview of regulatory agenda Becerra tells Warren he will do 'thorough review' of executive actions on drug prices MORE's (D-Mass.) campaign events, bemoaning that his own rallies don't get the same treatment.

"They do stories so big on Elizabeth 'Pocahontas' Warren’s crowd sizes, adding many more people than are actually there, and yet my crowds, which are far bigger, get no coverage at all," Trump tweeted, deploying his derisive nickname for the Democratic presidential hopeful.

Warren, who has steadily risen in polls of the Democratic presidential race in recent months, has attracted impressive crowds at some of her latest campaign events.


Her team said roughly 15,000 people attended her rally in Seattle on Sunday night, and her campaign said she drew 12,000 people at a St. Paul, Minn., event the week before. 

Trump, who regularly fixates on crowd size, has swiped at several candidates in the Democratic race when they have garnered increased attention, including Warren, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE, among others.

The president takes time out of nearly every campaign rally to claim that scores of people were unable to fit inside the venue where he's speaking.

Trump appeared particularly bothered in the aftermath of a rally in New Hampshire earlier this month when the hashtag #EmptySeatMAGATour trended on social media with photos that purported to show vacant seats at the event, despite thousands showing up for the rally.

Trump's campaign rallies tend to pack the venues where they take place, but some supporters filter out over the course of his remarks, leaving patches of empty seats.