Trump’s rally in South Carolina brought thousands to the little city of Pickens.
Pickens County Chief of Police Randal Beach estimated there were close to 50,000 people in town to listen to Trump give a speech in 90 degree heat.
Newsweek who is never quick to give Trump credit even reported the crowd in Pickens to see Trump was 10x larger than the population of Pickens.
Just look at the sea of Trump supporters:
The overflow for Trump in South Carolina is insane
Love or hate Trump, you will never be able to take away the fact that he was the last person to give many in this country hope
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) July 1, 2023
JUST IN: Support continues to grow in mass, 8am in South Carolina and Thousands have already lined up to see Donald Trump..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) July 1, 2023
Here’s what Newsweek reported:
A rally in support of former president Donald Trump was estimated by police to be more than 10 times larger than the South Carolina city where it was held.
Some 50,000 Trump supporters are believed to have gathered in Pickens in hopes of seeing the GOP nominee frontrunner during his visit on Saturday, July 1.
Videos shared online showed a large crowd had gathered in Pickens while Trump was onstage.
Pickens County Police Chief, Randall Beach, estimated tens of thousands showed up in the small city on an afternoon when temperatures reached the mid-90s.
He told news outlet the Spartanburg Herald-Journal: “No way it was less than 50,000.”
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) July 3, 2023
Check out what OAN reported:
Former President Donald Trump hosted a rally in a small South Carolina town on Saturday drawing a massive crowd of “somewhere between 50-55,000,” according to Police Chief Randal Beach.
Trump kicked off the Fourth of July weekend with his rally in Pickens, a town of around 3,400 residents, drawing in massive lines prior to the event. Many of the other GOP hopefuls had already held events in the state, but none reportedly drew an audience with the size and magnitude as Trump did.
“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be to kick off the Fourth of July weekend than right here on Main Street, with thousands of hardworking South Carolina patriots who believe in God, family and country,” Trump said to a rowdy crowd as the temperature soared into the 90s.
People surrounded the small town from surrounding counties and states to get a chance to see the former president, whose team worked with the 3-square-mile city to shut down the main business strip for the planned rally.
The event was an ominous sign for the DeSantis campaign as their event just a week prior drew in a much smaller audience as the Florida Governor took questions in a North Augusta community center.