Have Trump rallies become boring? Reports claim MAGA supporters left Michigan rally halfway into POTUS' speech

'Trump rallies are lengthy affairs, and we have reached the point in the night, roughly ~45 minutes in, when a consistent stream of people start heading for the exits'


                            Have Trump rallies become boring? Reports claim MAGA supporters left Michigan rally halfway into POTUS' speech
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President Trump held a campaign rally in Freeland, Michigan, on Thursday, September 10, for the first time since the pandemic started and drew thousands of supporters. However, despite the POTUS delivering all his usual hits - the wonders he did for the US economy, calling on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to "open up your state" and claiming he was named "Man of the Year" by an anonymous person in the state - there were reports of people leaving the rally at the halfway mark.

According to the Detroit News, Trump spoke for an-hour-and-15 minutes, and the original crowd was estimated to be at about 5,000. Although Michigan limits outdoor public gatherings to 100 people amid the outbreak of Covid-19, there are exemptions for First Amendment-protected events. However, journalists who attended the rally, as well as Trump's previous rallies reported that many of the supporters tend to head for the exit before the end of the president's speech in recent times.

Garrett Haake, NBC News correspondent tweeted: "Trump rallies are lengthy affairs, and we have reached the point in the night, roughly ~45 minutes in, when a consistent stream of people start heading for the exits. To have gotten a spot up close they would have had to get here hours ago."



 

 

Retweeting Haake's tweet, Vox journalist Aaron Rupar added, "His material is basically unchanged from 2017. I’ve watched all of his rallies as president and the recent ones have been the hardest to endure. They’re boring."



 

 

White House correspondent for Huffington Post, S.V. Dáte talked about encountering a similar sight in Trump's Pennsylvania rally a week ago. "In Latrobe, PA, he started losing audience at the half hour mark, and the crowd was flat the last 45 minutes or so. (92 minutes total)" the reporter wrote.



 

 

A number of people agreed with the reporters. While some admitted that they could not endure his speeches despite being supporters of him, others mocked the president for delivering snooze-fests every time he got up on the stage at the rallies. Here are a few of the reactions:

"You know why this happens? Because they don’t listen to him speak - they don’t watch his interviews, press conferences or other rallies. I have GOP friends who have admitted this. Once they’re a captive audience, they realize how bats**t crazy he is."



 

 

"If I had a dollar for every time my husband told me how he supported him yet couldn't stand to watch him talk. Grateful he's now coming around. Praying more start to denounce the covidiot."



 

 

"It has become an open invitation to express their deep-seated fears and hatreds. Instead of seeing the good in their neighbors, all they see now is hate And it’s been encouraged"



 

 

"Trump's live gigs at this point are like one of those oldies/classic rock bands where there's only one original member and they have only one or two songs people even remember. They both attract the same carnival crowd."



 

 

"No one enjoys Trump's riffs more than Trump. But the airing of grievances and the tales of how unfairly he's treated after the year most of us have had, it's galling."



 

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