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 rsvps, an aide says, and stopped counting attendees at 20K once Warren began speaking.)
This is her biggest event yet, following a Seattle rally that drew 15,000. pic.twitter.com/Exj6CsxKlA
— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) September 17, 2019
President-select Elizabeth Warren's huge crown in Washington Square, NYC the other night is a thing a beauty.
'Know what else is a thing of beauty? Her smarts, her articulation, her well-thought-out plans, her thrift, and mostly her passion.#Warren2020 pic.twitter.com/RqIUX3KySZ
— Thomas Savino (@tjsavino) September 17, 2019
The scene from Elizabeth Warren’s speech on corruption at NYC’s Washington Square Park pic.twitter.com/wEaKte0gU5
— Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou (@misyrlena) September 16, 2019
#WarrenNYC began trending nationwide shortly after Warren began speaking.
Trump’s preoccupation with size didn’t surprise anyone.
Crowd size…really ? From you…. really?
— tsmod90 (@tsmod90) September 17, 2019
Of course he won't believe it. Then… we don't believe him either so..
— Kathy Terry (@KathyTe77363400) September 17, 2019
— Patrice (@princesspopo) September 17, 2019
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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