GraniteGrok was on point in debunking the empty-seat conspiracies. No left-wing sorcery. They had record-breaking attendance at the Manchester Rally venue. The City Fire Department has confirmed that close to 20,000 people showed up.
The previous record for that venue was 11,300 for Elton John. 11,500 were inside. The rest watched from out front.
First, Skip’s exercise was to challenge reporting at another political media space. They’d shared some theories about why some seats were empty. None was true. The arena had general seating. There were people everywhere, with many making it to the floor of the arena. The walkaways around the inside of the facility were packed with people, many waiting on access to concessions.
The Daily Mail delivered the reality sandwich coup de gras. They asked the Manchester Fire-Department, whom we reported had stopped entry because the building had hit capacity.
At least 11,500 people were inside. They estimated another 8-9,000 outside. That’s a picture of the overflow crowd up top.
So, 20,000 people came to see Mr. Trump in Manchester, New Hampshire. Maybe more.
An official at the SNHU Arena who declined to be named, saying, ‘You’re not going to get me involved in all this political fighting,’ said Friday that empty ‘nosebleed seats’ would have been offset ‘by all the people cramming themselves into the standing-room space on the arena floor.’
‘The Trump people wanted the fire marshal to let more people in, and at some point they say no,’ the official said. ‘But there were tons and tons more outside. It’s not like they couldn’t fill the place.’
The crowd would have physically filled every seat and space, and then some, but that’s not safe. So, the Fire Marshall did their job (thank you, I was reporting from inside). And the overflow crowd pictured above watched the President on the Jumbotron that Manchester’s Cranky Mayor Craig wanted to have taken down.
And those folks outside never doubted the President when he said they’d been part of setting that new record for this venue. They were, after all, still outside.
And now the Democrats have to believe it too, but they won’t. They can’t. Their angry gods will not allow it.
Just add this to the list of things Democrats believe that are lies.