How many people were at the Trump Bronx rally?

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The recent campaign rally held by former President Donald Trump in the Bronx has sparked considerable discussion about the turnout and its implications. Trump, known for his bold assertions and grandiose claims, suggested that a massive crowd of around 25,000 people attended the event, despite the rally only having a permit for 3,500 attendees. However, independent estimates provide a more nuanced picture.

Reports from various sources suggest that while there was indeed a significant turnout, the actual number of attendees was likely far lower than what Trump’s campaign claimed. Estimates from outlets like The New York Post place the attendance at around 8,000 to 10,000 people. Attorney Ron Filipkowski, in a post on X, offered a more conservative estimate, suggesting that the number may have been closer to 4,000, even with attendees coming from out of state.

Visual evidence from the event, including images and videos shared on social media, also provides insights into the crowd size. While the rally drew a substantial number of people, it’s evident that the figure touted by Trump’s campaign is likely inflated.

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Despite the discrepancy in numbers, there are indications that Trump is gaining support in the Bronx, with polls showing an increase in backing for the former president from 10% in 2016 to 16% in 2020. However, the rally’s turnout remains a point of contention, highlighting the complexities of gauging political support and the influence of public perception. Even with growing support, the rally’s attendance falls short of the lofty figures claimed by Trump’s campaign, underscoring the need for a critical examination of political events and their significance.