President Donald Trump is, once again, preoccupying himself with crowd size, but this time it's not his own.
Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) held a campaign rally in New York City's Washington Square Park, where Warren campaign officials estimated approximately 20,000 people in attendance, though the New York City Parks and Recreation Department has yet to confirm these numbers, but it was Warren's largest live audience so far.
Trump's New Mexico rally that same night drew 7,000 people.
“Anybody that can’t get people standing in the middle of Manhattan in the most densely populated area of the country — anybody could do that,” Trump said to reporters on Air Force One.
“Number one, she didn’t have 20,000 people and number two, I think anybody would get a good crowd there. I think you have a good crowd there if you don’t even go there, just say you’re going and how many people are in the park.”
Images from the rally show a completely packed audience.
.@ewarren camp says at least 20,000 people attended her rally in Washington Square Park tonight. (They got 23K rs… https://t.co/0iDDivzubs— Ruby Cramer (@Ruby Cramer)1568681779.0
President-select Elizabeth Warren's huge crown in Washington Square, NYC the other night is a thing a beauty. 'Know… https://t.co/FcbU4HMHuc— Thomas Savino (@Thomas Savino)1568751933.0
The scene from Elizabeth Warren’s speech on corruption at NYC’s Washington Square Park https://t.co/wEaKte0gU5— Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou (@Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou)1568675157.0
#WarrenNYC began trending nationwide shortly after Warren began speaking.
Trump's preoccupation with size didn't surprise anyone.
@politico 😂 How funny! I predicted last night he would say something about the crowd size. He can’t help himself.— Amber (@Amber)1568748905.0
@politico Crowd size...really ? From you.... really?— tsmod90 (@tsmod90)1568749336.0
@politico Of course he won't believe it. Then... we don't believe him either so..— Kathy Terry (@Kathy Terry)1568751814.0
@politico https://t.co/6G1bcTh3P4— Luisa Fernanda (@Luisa Fernanda)1568748863.0
@politico Big surprise...— Patrice (@Patrice)1568749313.0
Trump paid audience members to attend his campaign launch in 2015.
Warren's entire Washington Square Park speech is available here.
If you're interested in learning more about Senator Warren and her ideas, her latest book—This Fight is Our Fight—is available for purchase here.
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