Manchester Fire Marshal Confirms Trump Did In Fact Break Elton John’s Record!


Ever since President Trump announced that the massive crowd numbers at his Manchester, NH rally smashed Elton John’s previous attendance record, the left has been mocking the president and claiming that it was just a bluff.

Following the rally in Manchester, President Trump posted this tweet:

In response, leftists jumped on the president to cry wolf, alleging that the president was making up the fact that he broke Elton John's record.

Some left-wingers showed pictures of empty seats at the rally to try to disprove President Trump's claim:

Some even drew a comparison of Trump to the emperor in "The Emperor's New Clothes":

However, the left's allegation that President Trump's claim was not true seems to have just fallen through the floor.

Mitchell Cady - the Manchester fire marshal that oversaw the counting of the crowd at the Trump rally - just spoke out to confirm that President Trump did in fact break Elton John's record!

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Here's what the fire marshal had to say about Trump's record-breaking rally, via Daily Mail:

Donald Trump's claim that his Thursday night campaign rally broke a longstanding attendance record is true, according to the fire department official who supervised the crowd-counting.

'Great news!' the president tweeted after returning from the Southern New Hampshire University Arena to his New Jersey golf resort. 'Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!'

Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady told DailyMail.com that Trump was right – that his crowd numbered 'just over 11,500.'

Calling the president's tweet 'a topic of discussion around here,' Cady revealed that 'the arena staff said Elton John was around 11,300' in April 2004. 

Cady also said his office estimated that at least 8,000 people stood outside the arena in an overflow crowd area, watching the rally on jumbo TV screens.

'We weren't counting it,' he said of the outside crowd, 'but we estimated probably in the area of 8,000 to 9,000 out front.'

He and two deputies made notes Thursday night about the physical boundaries of the outdoor crowd, he said, and 'we measured out the space this morning.'      

Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady told DailyMail.com that Trump was right and his crowd numbered 'just over 11,500'

'Based on the calculations we use for crowd load, we came to either 8 or 9 [thousand].'

Cady said that while his department's final inside crowd count of 11,500 is not higher than the number of Trump audience members allowed in the arena, it might be a slight under-estimate.

'Had some more snuck in during the period when we're trying to assess the situation and get the door closed, when we're trying to get everyone through the mags, then maybe it's "11,500-plus",' he said.

'Mags' is short for magnetometers, the walk-through metal detectors that U.S. Secret Service sets up to screen attendees of presidential events.

Trump's tweeted boast Thursday night led to intense debate online about whether he was exaggerating his popularity in New Hampshire, a state he claims he lost to Hillary Clinton only because of voter fraud that was investigated but never confirmed.

Regarding the left's claim that there were empty seats at the Manchester rally, The Daily Wire pointed out:

Cady told The Daily Mail that the attendance was “just over 11,500.” He added that “the arena staff said Elton John was around 11,300” in April 2004. Cady pointed out that according to his office, at least 8,000 people stood outside the arena watching Trump's rally on jumbo TV screens. He said, “We weren't counting it but we estimated probably in the area of 8,000 to 9,000 out front.” On Friday, Cady said he and two deputies examined the physical boundaries of the outdoor crowd on Thursday night, adding, “We measured out the space this morning. Based on the calculations we use for crowd load, we came to either 8 or 9 [thousand].”

 

Cady said he may have underestimated the number of people in the arena, asserting, “Had some more snuck in during the period when we’re trying to assess the situation and get the door closed, when we’re trying to get everyone through the mags (walk-through metal detectors), then maybe it’s 11,500-plus.”

 

One arena official added that although there were empty “nosebleed seats,” there were “people cramming themselves into the standing-room space on the arena floor … The Trump people wanted the fire marshal to let more people in, and at some point they say no. But there were tons and tons more outside. It’s not like they couldn't fill the place.'

The Epoch Times also commented on the fire marshal's confirmation of the record-breaking crowd at Trump's rally:

President Donald Trump’s New Hampshire rally broke an attendance record that was held by Elton John since 2004, a fire official said.

After the Aug. 15 rally, the president shared pictures showing a huge crowd before adding: “Great news! Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manchester, New Hampshire!”

While some expressed doubt about the claim, Manchester Deputy Fire Marshal Mitchell Cady told the Daily Mail that Trump was right.

Cady said the crowd on Thursday numbered “just over 11,500.”

“The arena staff said Elton John was around 11,300,” he added.

The venue officially holds 11,770 people.

If anything, the crowd size figure for Trump’s rally was low, Cady said. “Had some more snuck in during the period when we’re trying to assess the situation and get the door closed, when we’re trying to get everyone through the mags [magnetometers], then maybe it’s 11,500-plus,” he noted.

Another 8,000-plus people stood outside Trump’s rally, watching the president’s famous freewheeling on jumbo television screens.

“We weren’t counting it, but we estimated probably in the area of 8,000 to 9,000 out front,” he said.

The estimate came from himself and two deputies noting the boundaries of the crowd and measuring that space on Friday morning.

“Based on the calculations we use for crowd load, we came to either 8 or 9 [thousand],” he said.

Some critics used pictures showing empty nosebleed seats to claim Trump struggled to fill the SNHU Arena but an official there said that the empty seats were offset “by all the people cramming themselves into the standing-room space on the arena floor.”

“The Trump people wanted the fire marshal to let more people in, and at some point they said no,” the official told the Mail. “But there were tons and tons more outside. It’s not like they couldn’t fill the place.”

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