The Week reports:
About 30 minutes into his rally, Trump said he had been challenged by “a young man who’s got very little going for himself except he’s got a great first name. So we have, let’s say, 35,000 people tonight, he has 200 people, 300 people — not too good,” Trump claimed. “That may be the end of his presidential bid.” He said later that 10,000 people were inside the stadium. Donald Trump Jr. also tried to mock Beto’s crowd size.
Trump’s audience inside the coliseum was 6,500, at capacity, El Paso Fire Department public information officer Enrique Aguilar told the El Paso Times. “It might be 10,000 with the people outside,” watching on monitors. The rally O’Rourke spoke at, following a mile-long march, drew at least 7,000 people, The Texas Tribune reports. Bloomberg’s Jennifer Epstein says that’s an undercount.
El Paso police estimate a crowd of 10,000 to 15,000 for the anti-Trump, anti-wall, pro-O’Rourke march and rally tonight.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) February 12, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. decides to mock @BetoORourke in his remarks, saying he drew a crowd of 50 tonight, then upped it to 200. Then said Beto should have his rally in Juarez.
— Bob Moore (@BobMooreNews) February 12, 2019
Beto trying to counter-program @realdonaldtrump in his hometown and only drawing a few hundred people to Trump’s 35,000 is a really bad look.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 12, 2019
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 12, 2019
President Trump says Beto O’Rourke’s march only had “200 people, 300 people — not too good.”
But a reporter on the ground is citing law enforcement saying O’Rourke’s crowd is in the thousands. Watch live here, courtesy of @KTSMtv: https://t.co/kIgFHZzX1fhttps://t.co/AdiwedEPu7 pic.twitter.com/RjzK3YgGjg
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) February 12, 2019