His lies know no bounds:
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.
Not even close:
Official estimates for the “Salute to America” speech in 2020 are unavailable, but the Chicago Tribune reported that crowds were “strikingly thinner” than Trump’s speech in 2019. There are also no official estimates for attendance in 2019.
Trump said his speech on January 6, 2021, which preceded the Capitol riot, had even more attendance than his speeches on the National Mall. The speech, he claimed, involved “the largest number of people I’ve ever spoken to.”
The former president has repeatedly claimed that the crowd size was “censored” by the media, saying that a “sacred number” attended his speech.
According to the Associated Press, at least 10,000 people attended.
Here is another take on the bogus claim about the crowd size for his November 14, 2020 speech:
Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to express their support to the commander in chief and his baseless allegations of voter fraud. The protest had several different names, including Million Maga March, Stop the Steal, and March for Trump but they all had the same message: the election has been stolen from Trump. The gathering received praise from members of the administration, including Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, who tweeted photos of the demonstrations and claimed that “more than one MILLION” people had gathered to support the president. That was a wild exaggeration as all footage from the events show, at most, tens of thousands of people present.
…Many immediately pointed out McEnany’s exaggeration and noted that it brought to mind the way Trump’s first press secretary, Sean Spicer, outright lied to the press about the number of people who attended the president’s inauguration in January, 2017.