Flash: Kirsten Gillibrand has withdrawn from the presidential race after not qualifying for the next debate. She says she will endorse another primary candidate, but has not said who yet.
Trump tweeted on Tuesday, complaining about the media coverage of crowd sizes at Elizabeth Warren’s campaign events.
“They do stories so big on … Warren’s crowd sizes, adding many more people than are actually there, and yet my crowds, which are far bigger, get no coverage at all. Fake News!” Trump tweeted.
This is nothing new with Trump of course. He has been fixated on rally sizes since inauguration day when he inflated the number of attendees and had a government photographer edit images of his inauguration to make the crowd size appear larger than it actually was. This led to adviser Kellyanne Conway famously defended the lies as “alternative facts.”
And Trump has lately been using all sorts of inappropriate venues to brag about his rally sizes. Just recently, when visiting a hospital treating victims of the El Paso mass shooting, Trump used the opportunity to talk about how much larger his crowd had been during a rally in in the Texas city months earlier compared to the crowd at a competing rally held at the same time by Democratic presidential candidate and El Paso native Beto O’Rourke (which was a lie).
In the meantime, Elizabeth Warren does seem to be gaining momentum. Monmouth University polls released Monday show both Warren and Bernie Sanders in a virtual tie with front-runner Joe Biden.