President Donald Trump’s rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday night reportedly had around eight times as many people as former President Barack Obama’s rally in Nevada, which happened on the same day.
Trump’s rally was originally scheduled to take place at NRG arena, which has a capacity of 10,000 people. There was such a large response that the president decided to change the venue of the rally. It was moved to the Toyota Center in Houston, which holds 18,000 people. (RELATED: Trump Moves Rally For Ted Cruz To Bigger Venue After ‘Huge’ Response For Tickets)
Before the rally itself, the Trump campaign revamped the rally from simply an evening event, to an all-day tailgate after approximately 100,000 people RSVP’ed to the event.
According to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, there were 16,000 people at the Trump-Cruz rally on Monday.
Lt. Gov. @DanPatrick at the Houston Trump rally: 16,000 inside. 15,000 outside. “Nearly 100,000 people asked to get a ticket to this event tonight. Why are we here? To tell @BetoORourke and the Democrats we’re not turning Texas into California.”
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 22, 2018
On the other hand, Obama was rallying on behalf of Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, among a couple other Nevada candidates Monday afternoon. He spoke at Cox Pavilion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), which has a capacity of anywhere between 2,154 and 3,372 depending on configuration. According to ABC News, there were 2,000 people in attendance.
Trump’s next rally is scheduled for Wednesday night in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
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