Trump boasted that he drew larger crowds to his speeches than Martin Luther King Jr. did for the historic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech

People gather on the National Mall as President Donald Trump speaks during a “Salute to America” event on the South Lawn of the White House, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Washington.

Speaking in Nashville, the former president spent several minutes boasting about the crowd size for his speeches.
Trump bragged incorrectly that his speeches had bigger audiences than Martin Luther King Jr ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.
Trump said his speech on January 6, 2021, which preceded the Capitol riot was “the largest number of people I’ve ever spoken to.”

Former President Donald Trump bragging on Friday that he has drawn in larger crowds to his speeches on at least two occasions than Martin Luther King Jr. did for his 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech.

Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Nashville, Tennessee, the former president spent several minutes boasting about the crowd size for his speeches on the National Mall on July 4, 2020, and on January 6, 2021, near the White House.

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Photographs of King’s speech show “massive, tremendous numbers of people,” Trump said. “They said it was a million people.”

Historians say that the number of people who attended King’s iconic civil rights speech is closer to 250,000.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963.

“Now, my pictures were exactly the same, but the people were slightly closer together,” Trump said. “They were more compact but exactly the same. But there were more people. They were tighter together if you look at it.”

The media, the former president said, reported that only 25,000 people attended his 2020 speech. “That’s what we have to put up with,” the former president added.

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Source:: Businessinsider

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