President Donald Trump took aim at “The New York Times” for characterizing his Tuesday night rally crowd size as approximately 1,000.
The Failing and Corrupt @nytimes estimated the crowd last night at “1000 people,” when in fact it was many times that number – and the arena was rockin’. This is the way they demean and disparage. They are very dishonest people who don’t “get” me, and never did!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
The New York Times wrote that the president “worked his audience of about 1,000 into a frenzy by recalling the term he used this month during a discussion of how difficult it was to target suspected undocumented immigrants, including criminal gang members, for deportation.”
The president remarked on the crowd size during his rally, saying, “This is a big crowd of people. With bad weather and bad everything, they’re still coming in,” adding that he expected the media not to accurately characterize his crowd size.
Trump has long criticized the media for allegedly not accurately portraying his crowd sizes, and often said during the campaign that his huge rallies told a different story than the national polls.