Viral Video Compares Crowd Size at Trump and Biden Interim Events in Pennsylvania

Donald Trump and his supporters are famously obsessed with crowd size, and a video has gone viral comparing the public between the recent rallies Trump and Joe Biden held in Pennsylvania this week.

“Donald Trump and Joe Biden Both held meetings this week in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,” said reporter Benny Johnson of conservative TV network Newsmax. wrote on Twitter in a post sharing the clip. “Here’s what they looked like back to back. Unbelievable.”

The video, which has been viewed about 2.3 million times, shows a full house at Mr. Trump’s rally in a stadium on Saturday, compared to a more modest crowd at the president’s address in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

Indeed, Mr. Trump, in his first major speech since the FBI search for Mar-a-Lago, brought numerous supporters to the Mohegan Sun Area, which appeared to have an 8,000-seat capacity.

The former president used the “Save America” ​​rally — a nominal speech in support of Republicans seeking office in Pennsylvania, such as aspiring U.S. Senator Mehmet Oz and governor candidate Doug Mastriano — to attack federal law enforcement and make baseless claims about Democratic Senate hopeful John Fetterman who uses illegal drugs.

Mr Trump accused the Biden administration of “arming the FBI and Justice Department like never before” and described the court-authorized search of his property as “breaking into the homes of their political opponents.”

“The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters, controlled by radical left thugs, lawyers and the media, telling them what to do,” Trump said.

Mr. Biden was back in his home state this week as part of his own series of interim events in Pennsylvania.

The Biden speech shown in the comparison video took place Tuesday in a gymnasium at Wilkes University, a small university with just over 2,000 students.

At the event, Mr. Biden criticized Republicans for claiming to be the public policy party while supporting Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6.

“So let me say this to my Maga Republican friends in Congress: Don’t tell me you support law enforcement if you don’t condemn what happened on the 6th,” he said. ‘Don’t tell me. Can it not.”

He continued: ‘For God’s sake, whose side are you on? Whose side are you on? Look, you’re either on the side of a mob or on the side of the police. You can’t be pro law enforcement and pro insurgency. You can’t be a party to law and order and call the people who attacked the police on January 6 ‘patriots’. You can’t.”

Two days later, Biden delivered a primetime speech in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the constitution was being drafted.

“Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal,” he said, adding that the man he defeated nearly two years ago — former president Mr. Trump – and his “Maga Republican” allies “represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations. of our Republic”.

“That is a threat to this country,” he continued.

It’s not the first time comparisons have been part of the political conversation on a large scale.

Perhaps the first Trump White House scandal was when the then-president and his aides made questionable claims about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway told incredulous NBC host Chuck Todd at the time that the debunked statements were not wrong, but were based on “alternative facts.”


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