The White House press secretary said more than 1 million attended a demonstration in support of Trump, but it was more likely thousands
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany significantly exaggerated the number of people who attended a protest in Washington, DC, in support of President Donald Trump.
McEnany said “more than one MILLION” people attended the “Million MAGA March” on Saturday.
It’s unclear exactly how many people attended, but news organizations have pegged the figure at thousands, or tens of thousands – a far cry from 1 million.
Demonstrators, including Proud Boys members, showed up to the event in Trump and MAGA merch.
Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, exaggerated the number of people who gathered in Washington, DC, on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s loss to President-elect Joe Biden.
It’s unclear what the exact figure was, but it’s more likely that thousands or tens of thousands of people showed up, according to news outlets that reported from the scene, including The Washington Post and USA Today. Either way, the true figure appeared substantially smaller than what McEnany claimed.
Demonstrators attended to in support of Trump’s baseless allegations that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is illegitimate.