Trump's Arizona rally draws bigger crowd than Biden's 'half-empty' CNN town hall

Speaking at 'Rally to Protect Our Elections' event, Trump hailed the Arizona state Senate for its ongoing audit of 2020 election in Maricopa County


                            Trump's Arizona rally draws bigger crowd than Biden's 'half-empty' CNN town hall
Donald Trump's steadily impressive crowd numbers prompted comparison with those drawn by his successor, Joe Biden (Photos by Joe Raedle and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump spoke to a packed auditorium of more than 4,000 supporters in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 24. His steadily impressive crowd numbers prompted comparison with those drawn by his successor, President Joe Biden, whose recent appearances fell short of expectations.

Speaking at the “Rally to Protect Our Elections” event, Trump hailed the Arizona state Senate for its ongoing audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County. He took shots at Republican Governor Doug Ducey while applauding the “brave and unyielding conservative warriors in the Arizona State Senate” for forging ahead with the audit. Meanwhile, Biden's recent town hall with CNN was criticized for having rows of empty seats, especially after it was sold as a highly anticipated event.

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Newsmax reporter Benny Johnson was one of the first to do a photo comparison on social media. “Which is the crowd for the sitting President of The United States?” Johnson asked.



 

 

Critics of Biden inundated social media with memes and jokes poking fun at the sitting POTUS. "Still believe Joe Biden is the most popular president in US history? I don’t. #TrumpRallyArizona," pro-Trump attorney Jenna Ellis tweeted, sharing a snap of the crowd at Trump's Phoenix rally.

"Compare Biden’s crowd at his most recent town hall to Trump’s crowd at his rally... then tell me who’s more popular LMAOOOO," activist Christian Walker added.

"Do you guys ever ask why Biden can't draw even a respectable crowd and Trump gets lines for blocks and overflow? Do you have an opinion on that? Like Biden is just too confused and boring but 50% like him? WTH guys?" one Twitter user wrote.

"Trump crowd & stage, Phoenix Rally July 24th, 2021 [versus] Biden crowd & stage, "Town Hall" in Ohio July 21st, 2021. Somehow we're supposed to believe that Biden won the 2020 election with the most votes of anyone ever. BIDEN CHEATED. Biden/Harris must be removed from office," another wrote.

"Message for Arizona Secretary of State, you don't want President Trump there because he can draw a crowd of supporters larger than Biden and CNN rolled into one!" a third user chimed in.

"Technically, he is more popular, but that’s mostly because the “pro-Biden” crowd is actually “pro-anyone but Trump.” They aren't actually passionate about Biden, they just passionately wanted Trump gone," another insisted.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

While Trump addressed his supporters on Saturday, Biden attended a fundraiser for Terry McCauliffe, who is running for Virginia governor once again. The 46th POTUS was heckled at the event. There were reportedly only about 500 in attendance, despite the noisy crowd.

Fox News reported how there were some 500 people seen attending the event about an hour before Biden took the stage. Later in the hour, a White House official claimed to the outlet that nearly 3,000 people were in attendance. However, Fox News also reported that "fewer than 500 people were watching on the main channel streaming the event channel at any given time.”



 

 

Earlier this week, MEAWW reported how Biden was heavily mocked after he spoke to a half-empty auditorium during a live CNN town hall event in Ohio. Thanks to the flattering shots taken by news outlets covering the event, television viewers were not shown the many empty rows in an effort to show a full, non-distanced crowd packing the front. However, several members of the traveling White House press corps took to social media to share photos from the back of the room, shockingly revealing that the venue was far from packed at Mount St Joseph University in Cincinnati, where the town hall took place.

Despite enjoying protection from friendly news outlets, Biden's support at the grassroots level is often questioned by his critics. On the other hand, Trump enjoys a loyal and fervent following that is determined to stick by him, especially after he signaled that he's considering a run for the presidency again in 2024.

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