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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests 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 SpicerFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump’s power under Insurrection Act OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Murkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump| Esper orders hundreds of active-duty troops outside DC sent home day after reversal | Iran releases US Navy veteran Michael White MORE said the audience was “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

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