Watch: Trump delusionally claims he drew a larger crowd than MLK did for the March on Washington
Former President Donald Trump claims he previously drew a crowd larger than the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King did during the historic March on Washington, according to Mediaite. On Friday, June 17, Trump delivered a speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.
During his speech, he made it a point to criticize the House Select Committee's investigation into the Capitol insurrection and once again argued that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. He also recalled his speech on July 4, 2020, as he claimed to have drawn a bigger crowd than King did when he delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.
“They were there, and nobody ever mentions that, they never show it,” Trump said. “I have never seen it on television where they have a helicopter shot of Washington with numbers of, I won’t say it, because if I say it okay, I’ll get wiped out. You know, it’s very interesting. On July 4, I gave a speech two years ago at the Mall and it was the same Mall [where Martin Luther King Jr gave his speech].”
\u201cTrump now debating if his January 6th speech had as many people as the I Have A Dream speech from Martin Luther King Jr.\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1655493626
Leaning into the only similarity between both speeches, Trump focused on the location of the speech as he attempted to compare his crowd to King's.
Dr. King gave a speech and it was great. The I had a dream speech. It was great. How good was that? But they showed the picture and it was massive, tremendous numbers of people. They said it was a million people, one million people. And then I gave my speech and they showed the same thing. It’s hard to believe, many, many decades later, but it’s identical architecture, identical pools.
The former president concluded with an inflated assessment of his own crowd as he claimed to have had a larger crowd than King. He also explained why he believes he had the larger crowd.
“So his, they said, one million people,” Trump said. “Now, my pictures were exactly the same. But the people were slightly closer together. They were more compact, but exactly the same. But there were more people. They were tighter together if you look at it.”
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