Eric Trump falsely claimed that 30,000 people attended his father’s campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday night.
“My father had 30,000 in an arena in Charlotte last night,” President Donald Trump’s son claimed during a Fox News interview Tuesday.
According to a fact-check by The Independent, the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte “only holds 8,600.”
Eric Trump just claimed that "my father had 30,000 in an arena in Charlotte last night." (The Bojangles Center in which the rally was held holds 8,600 people.) pic.twitter.com/aMiuwyWxYd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 4, 2020
This is not the first time that the Trump family has made false claims about the number of attendees at an event or rally.
Last year, Trump was publicly called out by a fire department in El Paso, Texas, after he claimed in his speech that fire department officials helped him get 10,000 people into his rally in a venue that holds around 6,500 people.