Video of Donald Trump going on a tangent about his El Paso rally held earlier this year, lying about the size of his crowd, and calling the Democratic presidential candidate “crazy,” has emerged on Twitter.
Meeting the medical staff at an El Paso hospital yesterday, Trump started talking about...crowd sizes. As dishonestly as usual.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 8, 2019
He wildly inflated the size of his rally in the city six months ago, wildly deflated the size of Beto O’Rourke’s crowd at a competing event. https://t.co/mNP2rst4fP
At the time, Trump was visiting with the staff at an El Paso hospital where many of the victims from the recent mass shooting had been taken.
“That was some crowd,” Trump says. “We had twice the number outside. And then you had this crazy Beto. Beto had like 400 people in a parking lot, and they said his crowd was wonderful.”
In reality, the low estimate for Beto’s counter-rally in February was 7,000 people, with Bloomberg News and local police estimating 10,000-15,000.
Trump also took a jab at the news media in the video after someone showed him his Donald Trump socks, saying “don’t tell that to the press because they won’t even believe it.”
Many individuals have found these attacks to be highly inappropriate during a visit to a hospital where victims of a white supremacist mass shooting that left 22 dead are still recovering, calling his words “sick” and “an absolute disgrace.”
Trump IN THE HOSPITAL with #ElPaso victims and medical staff:— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 8, 2019
"I was here 3 months ago, That was some crowd... then ‘crazy Beto’ had like 400 people in a parking lot. They said his crowd was wonderful."
What an absolute disgrace. pic.twitter.com/5bMVvnXSbm
After thanking medical staff, Trump bragged about crowd size at his rally in El Paso while *at the hospital* treating survivors of a domestic terror attack carried out by someone who parroted his hateful rhetoric. He then compared his crowd size to @BetoORourke's. Just sick. pic.twitter.com/IUg2PgSbCF— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 8, 2019
While visiting medical staff treating victims of an El Paso mass shooting motivated by anti-immigrant hysteria, Trump (dishonestly) bragged about the crowd size at his rally in El Paso earlier this year in which he generated anti-immigrant hysteria pic.twitter.com/YbDYOB4xxH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2019
NEW: Trump bragged about crowd size during hospital visit in El Paso, according to cell phone video posted online. First he praised medical staff, then pivoted to talking about himself, talking up the crowd size that attended a rally he held in El Paso several months earlier.— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) August 8, 2019
Alexa, show me a malignant narcissist who can’t think of others even in their darkest hour
— Jaynie’s Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) August 8, 2019
As one does when honoring people who treated the victims of a white supremacist massacre.
— God Bless Toledo Michael (@Merv515) August 8, 2019
Watch this. He acts like master of ceremonies not a President. All that’s missing are drum rolls.Then quickly goes into “what was that arena?” where he drew large crowds. Always about him. Always. Melania wondering in with her Stepford on again-off again smile adds a nice touch.
— Karl Rosenfeld (@kneerecon) August 8, 2019
Using the tragedy as a campaign video is a disgrace
— OrangeLiesMatter???????????????????????????? (@calagal) August 8, 2019
Lot of repetition and self aggrandizement.
— Bill Johnson???? (@Bill43111) August 8, 2019
This has to be the most pathetic thing I’ve seen in a long time. @realDonaldTrump talking about his rally and crowd size while 22 families are mourning. No wonder NONE of the injured at this same hospital wanted to meet with him! Not 1 ounce of empathy! All about him!!!
— Rose_Lapote (@RoseLapote) August 8, 2019
White house press pool BLOCKED.
Trump congratulates doctor/staff, then talks about…HIMSELF-ALWAYS he makes EVERYTHING about “me, I,”.
He just had to talk about his rally, for which he still owes $500k+ to El Paso, bragged about his crowd. Then selfies, FFS, #25thAmendmentNow
— Melonia ???? #VoteBlue2020 ???? (@MeloniaSherban) August 8, 2019
All of y’all should be ashamed… well we know the trumps have none… exploiting this horrific terrorist act is abhorrent
— Tenacious J (@JACB566) August 8, 2019
Talking about his crowd size at such a solemn time…shameful. Thank you for sharing.
— Jennifer Scully #SOSAmerica2019 ???? (@jenniferscully1) August 8, 2019
This POS couldn’t stop himself from lying in the face of tragedy, or making it about himself. He’s such a victim!! Oh God, please help us!! This country has gone insane!!
— Linda J Colindres (@linda_colindres) August 8, 2019
Not one person with a lick of common sense can watch that without concluding Trump is dangerously unfit.
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) August 8, 2019
Indeed, none of the living victims recovering at the El Paso University Medical Center consented to a visit from Trump, and only two eventually agreed to meet with him when he showed up.