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The Trump coalition continues to grow…
And it shows no signs of slowing!
Trump held another packed rally in Las Vegas.
Attendees camped outside the convention center hours before the doors even opened.
Given the high attendance at Colorado Springs and Phoenix, that’s no surprise!
But what continues to surpass expectations is Trump’s ability to bring new supporters into the fold!
A high percentage of the Las Vegas rally attendees were Blacks, Latinos, or nonwhite voters, according to campaign manager Brad Parscale.
There was also a high percentage of Democrats and attendees who didn’t vote in 2016.
See more specifics below!
This is huge!
If Trump continues to grow his coalition, he will be even more competitive in the swing states.
An estimated 15,000 attendees were at the rally, according to The Nevada Independent.
The capacity of the convention center is approximately 7,500, and an estimated 7,500 people were in overflow.
The Nevada Independent has more on the Vegas rally:
President Donald Trump suggested that Nevada’s presidential caucus would end in chaos during a raucous campaign rally in Las Vegas, while attacking potential Democratic opponents and calling warnings of Russian interference in the 2020 election a hoax.
Trump, who rallied roughly 15,000 supporters inside and outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Friday, made the case for his 2020 re-election effort by touting high job numbers and low unemployment. But he took multiple asides to insult Democratic presidential candidates, tout his administration’s efforts to stop licensing for a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, celebrate the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” men’s Olympic Hockey team and complain about a South Korean film (Parasite) winning Best Picture at the 2020 Academy Awards.
The rally — part of Trump’s first trip to the state since speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas in April 2019 — kicked off with Trump predicting that the state Democratic Party’s upcoming caucus on Saturday would end in a fashion similar to the Iowa Democratic caucus earlier this month.
“They say they’re going to have a lot of problems tomorrow. I hate to tell you this,” he said. “Have you heard? I heard their computers are all messed up, just like in Iowa. They’re not going to be able to count their vote. They’re going to tell you about health care, they’re going to tell you about our military, jet fighters and missiles, but they can’t count votes. They just can’t count them.”
While the Democrats are having hectic caucuses and primaries, Trump is creating a sharp contrast by hosting patriotic and exciting rallies.
If the demographics of rally attendees are any indication, voters are noticing the clear choice in candidates they have this November.
Trump continues to bring disgruntled Democrats into the fold.
While 18% of attendees were Democrats at the Las Vegas rally, a comparable 17% Democrats attended the Colorado Springs rally, according to Parscale.
Trump's western campaign swing continues to disrupt the news cycle as Democrats choose their standard bearer.
The Las Vegas Review Journal recapped the rally:
The president’s western swing is in keeping with a pattern of attempting to dominate the news cycle during Democratic voting. He also held rallies in Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of that state’s caucuses and in Manchester, New Hampshire, ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
On Friday, Trump mocked billionaire Michael Bloomberg, whom he calls “Mini Mike,” and said the former New York mayor was gasping for breath after being attacked during Wednesday’s Democratic debate by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., or “Pocahontas” as Trump calls her.
Trump said the Democratic nominee “can’t be (former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete) Buttigieg,” who he called “Alfred E. Neuman,” a reference to the fictitious cover boy of Mad magazine.
“Bernie’s too emotional,” Trump said of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. And former Vice President Joe Biden’s “angry. That’s what happens when you can’t get the words out.”
Trump called the other billionaire in the race, Californian Tom Steyer “Mr. Impeachment” and thanked Steyer for spending heavily to push for impeachment.
The president also referred to a recent action he took to stop funding “for the licensing of waste storage at Yucca Mountain so that we can focus on positive solutions.
These numbers are looking strong!
It will be interesting to see how things evolve and improve as we move closer to the general election.
More data from Trump's recent campaign rallies below!
Just for comparison...
The numbers from the Las Vegas rally!