“Trump chose Waco because it’s a powerful metaphor for his campaign: He’s going down in flames, and he’s taking his cult followers with him.”
That’s how late-night host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his show the other night. After the ex-president claimed that “tens of thousands” would turn out for his weekend rally in Waco, Texas, and said it could be his ‘biggest ever,’ photos show a different story.
“The number of tickets that are gone, I think it’s unprecedented, I think it’s the biggest we’ve had ― and we’ve had 100,000 people at rallies,” Trump boasted the day before.
“The venue in Waco holds 50,000 people, you can see from this aerial view that the crowd was about, I don’t know, 47,000 short of capacity,” he said. “More people show up to the annual sausage show down in Waco than showed up to this event.”