Trump Gathers the Largest Crowds
Donald Trump’s visit to Alabama was originally slated for the city’s Civic Center Theater, seating 1,950.
Crowd demand late in the week moved the Trump rally to Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles football stadium, which seats about 43,000. A near-capacity crowd was expected late Friday, begging the question once all was said and done in Mobile: How big was the crowd at Trump’s Alabama rally?
Estimates early Friday from city officials suggested that 40,000 would attend were on the high side, since some empty seats were visible at the rally. In the hours after the event, though, the final tally reveals that Donald’s Trump rally in Alabama did draw the biggest crowd so far this year among GOP presidential hopefuls spanning the country, seeking support in recent weeks.
In the late-night hours after Friday’s night’s event, Mobile officials pegged Trump’s rally attendance at 30,000
Trump shatters attendance record at SC rally, woman passes out in crowd
Organizers said they were expecting up to 6,000 people, which would break a Civic Center record. Instead just under 8,000 people showed up and Trump posted a Twitter photo showing 7,943 folks attended.
At one point, one woman was just overwhelmed. The crowd cried out, “medic,” and Trump realized she passed out.
“She just fainted. You know what? That means she’s excited. It’s OK. Make sure she’s good. Those are my best fans. The one’s that faint I love the most,” Trump quipped.
Trump draws near capacity crowd to MS Coast Coliseum
It was a late Happy New Year celebration for Donald Trump fans: More than 13,000 supporters cheered for the Republican Party’s presidential front runner’s conservative message at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Saturday.
It may have been a chilly night, but the reception was warm. Paulette Delcasale flew in from Atlanta to be in Biloxi for the rally; her 10th so far.
“Not only do I hear him now, but I’m listening to what he has said over the past three or four decades,” Delcasale said. “He’s a little brazen about it now, of course, but the message is still the same.”
Delcasale says Trump’s controversial remarks are taken out of context.
“The comments that are spread all over the news and social media, they are soundbites that belong in a larger picture of the message that he’s getting out,” Delcasale noted.
Trump said his deal is “to make all great deals for our country,” as he spoke on many hot-button issues, making promises that sent the crowd cheering with each proclamation.