Million MAGA March: Trump and McEnany trolled for exaggerating crowd size, Internet says 'you missed two zeros'

Social media wasn't really buying any of Trump's claims of 'media suppression', with many citing instances when the Trump administration has been previously known to exaggerate the size of the crowd


                            Million MAGA March: Trump and McEnany trolled for exaggerating crowd size, Internet says 'you missed two zeros'
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Supporters of Donald Trump turned out in Washington DC on Saturday, November 14, to back his unverified claims of voter fraud in the US election. The ‘Pro-Trump rally’ started at about noon near Freedom Plaza, just east of the White House and were to head towards the Supreme Court. They have been using different names for the event, including Million MAGA March - using the acronym for Mr Trump's Make America Great Again slogan - as well as the March for Trump and Stop the Steal DC.

While the streets did fill out with Trumpers, the White House may have overestimated the size of the crowd. Trump supporters, members of the far-right Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers militia group were among the marchers. With many media reports limiting the crowd swell to only 'hundreds' and thousands' and TV networks showing that not as many people as claimed by Trump actually turned up for the event, the president took to Twitter to set things straight and tweeted: “[email protected] and the Fake News Networks aren’t showing these massive gatherings. Instead they have their reporters standing in almost empty streets. We now have SUPPRESSION BY THE PRESS. MAGA!”

Trump had said on Friday, November 13, he may "try to stop by and say hello." His motorcade passed the gathering demonstrators on Saturday, November 14, morning and did a circuit of Freedom Plaza, but carried on to his golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Supporters swarmed Trump's motorcade as he drove past on his way. He later retweeted a video of protesters, posted by White House official Dan Scavino, vowing "We will WIN!" 



 

 

 



 

 

Social media wasn't really buying any of Trump's claims of 'media suppression', with many citing instances when the Trump administration has been previously known to overestimate the attendance. Many on Twitter couldn’t help but point out that this 'March for Trump' appeared to be overstated the same way the very first one was and not to mention the blatant disregard for social distancing and mask use among the raging coronavirus pandemic. 

“#MillionMoronMarch Another super-spreader event in the midst of record infection rates! How much will it impede a vaccination program, if by January 1000's more health workers will have died?, and most those left will be run ragged with wards full of covid patients #MarchForTrump,” wrote a Twitter user about having a march during the pandemic. Another user wrote, “Sadly this won’t be the last super spreader event Trump is personally responsible for... but it will be the last for many of these dumbass white folk. #MarchForTrump.” Another user pointed out since the protesters decided to go maskless, they wrote, “I see the #Deplorables at the #MarchForTrump aren't wearing masks. It's comforting to know that those who don't die from this superspreader event have made it easy for #Biden's FBI to identify and track them with Washington's omnipresent facial recognition system."
 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Trump favorite and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany earlier refused to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as US president in January 2021, insisting instead that President Trump will attend "his own inauguration." She also supported Trump's claims and tweeted on November 14 saying, “AMAZING! More than one MILLION marchers for President @realDonaldTrump descend on the swamp in support. Best base in political history — we LOVE you guys!!!”



 

 

A journalist retweeted her post with the caption, “Hi @PressSec Washington-based journalist here. I saw a few THOUSAND Trump supporters in Washington today. So you only missed two zeros. (10,000 ~ 1,000,000).” Another user wrote, “To be clear: THIS is what a MILLION MARCH looks like. The WOMEN'S MARCH January 2017. @PressSec Not a paltry group of 2k.#SorryToBurstYourBubbleBut.” Another user wrote, “They’ve photoshopped their crowd in a pathetic attempt to make it a big deal. Park Service estimates 11,666.”

A user also tweeted, “Numbers have been hard for this administration from day one. Kayleigh Spicer over here.”  While another user called her a “blonde, reject barbie” and wrote, “Just a reminder Kayleigh McEnany will be unemployed in over 60 days. She will go in history as the Trump’s last and loudest Blonde Liar Reject Barbie, tossed back into the box of broken toys!”  
 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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