Trump boasts of ‘big crowds’ for a rally that hasn’t happened yet

Donald Trump speaking at a lectern with the presidential seal in an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
  • Donald Trump on Wednesday boasted of “big crowds” for a rally in Ohio set for Saturday.
  • The former US president recently announced rallies ahead of a potential 2024 presidential run.
  • The rally would be the first he’s spoken at since the “Stop the Steal” event on January 6.
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Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday boasted of “big crowds” in Ohio for his first postpresidential rally, set to take place on Saturday.

“Big crowds in the Great State of Ohio this weekend for the Trump rally,” Trump said in a statement.

“See you on Saturday night. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AGAIN!”

-Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) June 24, 2021

A Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last year had low turnout despite Trump’s boasting in advance of having packed the stadium.

Trump said in a statement issued through his Save America PAC last week that he would hold the first of four rallies at Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, on Saturday.

-Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 16, 2021

It would be the first rally Trump has spoken at since the “Stop the Steal” event in Washington, DC, on January 6, shortly after which hundreds of attendees stormed the Capitol, seeking to overturn the certification of Joe Biden’s election win.

The statement said the rally would be “President Trump’s first of many appearances in support of candidates and causes that further the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of President Trump’s administration.”

It added that the Ohio rally was in support of Max Miller, a congressional candidate challenging Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, an incumbent Republican who voted in January to impeach Trump.

Trump in February endorsed Miller, calling him a “wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman.”

“He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT,” Trump said. “Current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart.”