A couple of photos highlights the difference in popularity between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in their latest events.
Newsmax host Benny Johnson on Saturday, July 24, shared two photos in a tweet with the caption, “Which is the crowd for the sitting President of The United States?”
One photo features a town hall meeting hosted by CNN earlier this week in Ohio where Biden took questions from anchor Don Lemon and local residents. The auditorium was nearly half empty.
Another photo demonstrates a “Rally to Save Our Elections” event hosted by the conservative group Turning Point Action on Saturday in Arizona, where Trump made a speech. The auditorium was packed.
Both events took place this week, a half year after the presidential election.
There are seemingly no significant differences before and after the 2020 election regarding Biden’s crowd size and Trump’s audience size. But the context is different now when nearly 70% of the U.S. population has had the COVID-19 vaccine. Biden used to cite COVID-19 as a reason to hold small-sized rallies before the election.
Before Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon, his first rally appearance in Arizona since he left office, thousands of people were outside the venue waiting for him.