One bizarre and dishonest tactic that the mainstream media and other opponents have deployed against President Donald Trump in the past is to suggest that the crowds at his rallies aren’t quite as large as they’re reported to be by some outlets, as if the numbers are faked or exaggerated.
However, in the final push to November 3, Trump has drawn rallies so large and unprecedented that pictures of the endless sea of supporters forced Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman to confess to his Twitter followers that there is nothing being faked about the size of Trump’s rallies.
Fetterman posted several tweets over the weekend with regard to the size of the crowds at the Pennsylvania Trump rallies in the critically important battleground state.
“The President is popular in PA. I don’t care what polls say. With 700K ballots still out there, you need to BANK YOUR BALLOT. Use a Dropbox. Get them in,” Fetterman tweeted, while including a photo of one of the rallies that was shot by Politico’s White House reporter Gabby Orr.
Presumably responding to triggered, anti-Trump followers who cast doubt about whether or not the photos of the Pennsylvania MAGA rallies were legitimate, Fetterman made clear that the images came from the left-leaning Politico news outlet while adding that there was nothing fake about them.
“She is with Politico. This is not MAGA propaganda. Can’t fake a crowd like that. But you *can* make sure you show up and get every vote in. Every Vote Matters. Get Them In,” Fetterman wrote.
Massive crowd here in Butler, Pa. with 72 hours to go until Election Day. pic.twitter.com/QOyLpw7hak
— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) October 31, 2020
The crowds swelled to the point that even the president commented on how many of his followers showed up to help him win.
“We are going to win the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and we’re going to win four more years,” Trump said. “They’re back there. You can’t even see the end of people. There’s a lot of people here.”
In recent days, Trump has managed to help close the gap in several swing state polls, including in Pennsylvania where, according to the Real Clear Politics rolling average, Biden is only up by 4.3 percentage points.
Polls, which were largely wrong in 2016, can’t take into account a number of variables, like voter excitement and a campaign’s ground game leading up to an election. Trump — at least by the actions that can’t be polled — is leaving former Vice President Joe Biden in his dust.