Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly boasted about the size of crowds that turned out for his rallies. On Thursday night in Cincinnati, though, the group of attendees was nothing much to boast about, according to multiple accounts.
Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, tweeted this photo out just an hour before the event was set to start:
Trump’s victory tour in Cincinnati an hour before he takes the stage pic.twitter.com/1zriYO7s21
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) December 1, 2016
In a later tweet, Jacobs called the crowds “sparse” and said that it “won’t be close to capacity,” despite many Trump supporters on social media bragging about how much traffic there was in and around the city.
One editor for the Daily Telegraph tweeted out this picture just as the rally was getting underway:
— Ruth Sherlock (@Rsherlock) December 2, 2016
Another shot of the crowd:
— Chris Sheridan (@safarimedia) December 1, 2016
As Donald Trump continues his transition toward the presidency – and the popular vote margin for Hillary Clinton surges past 2.5 million votes – it appears people have already grown tired of the president-elect before he has even taken the oath of office.
Instead of holding divisive campaign rallies that generate little interest, perhaps Donald Trump should spend the next couple of months preparing himself for an office he has proven himself unfit to hold.
(Image credit: Twitter)
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.