Turnout Low at Trump Junior Event

Photo taken inside the Mahindra Arena at the Mesa County Fairgrounds during the Donald Trump Junior rally shows plenty of empty seats.

Photo taken at the Donald Trump Junior rally inside the Mahindra Arena at the Mesa County Fairgrounds when it was in full swing shows plenty of empty seats.

KKCO reported on tonight’s news that “thousands” of people turned out for Donald Trump Junior’s rally at the Mesa County Fairgrounds this evening, but an observer inside the Mahindra Arena took a photograph of the rally that showed barely over half the seats filled. People inside the scene estimated about 200 people in attendance, a low figure given the county’s large Republican majority. KKCO later revised their estimate on their website to “nearly a thousand” supporters, but according to photographic evidence, they’re still far off the mark. One African American protester who went into the event said he was the only person of color in attendance at the rally, yet in his talk Trump Junior reportedly praised all the “diversity” he said he saw in the crowd at the arena.

Protesters hold signs outside the TrumpJ unior rally

Protesters hold signs outside the Trump Junior rally in Grand Junction

4 comments for “Turnout Low at Trump Junior Event

  1. de
    September 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Why is this important news? There are really crucial issues facing our nation and we need to spend our time discussing those things.

    • Anne Landman
      September 23, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      DE, it’s crucial for people know there are actually very few “out” Trump supporters around — basically only the people who cannot be embarrassed.

  2. Benita Phillips
    September 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Went to KKCO site to listen to the hyperbole on the numbers….they took it down.

    • Anne Landman
      September 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Oh, and besides that, it’s “news” because I put it on my blog.

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