Trump falsely claims his events have never 'had an empty seat'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' MORE falsely claimed during his campaign rally Wednesday night that he has never “had an empty seat at any event."

“We haven’t had an empty seat at any event,” Trump said, addressing supporters in Greenville, N.C.


Reporters online were quick to point out that the president’s statement is incorrect, with multiple events having open spaces, including Wednesday's rally.

Other Twitter users also spoke out against Trump’s claim.

This is not the first time Trump has said his campaign events were full. During a 2017 rally in Harrisburg, Pa., Trump said he broke the “all-time” record for an arena, but reporters tweeted “rows of empty seats here,” HuffPost reported.

Trump also overestimated the crowd size at his 2017 inauguration, after former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerMisplaced outrage over who attends a White House press conference Trump-NBC battle highlights shortcomings of White House coronavirus briefings The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump triggers emergency powers to fight outbreak MORE said the audience was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”