Clearly, Donald Trump has never seen a BeyoncÃ© crowd go apeshit.Â
If he had ever witnessed the might of the BeyHive in full effect, he would definitely not have made the comments about crowd sizes that he did on Thursday night at a rally.Â
While speaking to his supporters in Pennsylvania, Trump said that BeyoncÃ©, Jay-Z, and Bruce Springsteen all âwere drawing crowds smaller than my crowds.âÂ
The New York Times examined this claim, along with more than a dozen other inaccurate statements he made at the rally. In 2016 Trump said that up to 49,000 people attended his biggest rallies (which supporters could attend for free). Compare that with the more than 57,000 people who paid to attended BeyoncÃ© and Jay-Z’s Berlin stop on the On The Run II Tour this summer. And then there’s Bruce Springsteen, who back in May 2016 sold out two shows in Dublin that both had an average of 80,000 people.
This isn’t the first time Trump has made claims like this. Back in 2016 during his campaign, Trump repeated the same sentiment to a crowd. “BeyoncÃ© and Jay Z, I like them, I like them. And you know what they do? I get bigger crowds than they do. It’s true. I get far bigger crowds,” he said according to Noisey. The claim was debunked by Politifact. Thursday seems to be the first time he roped The Boss into this mess.
You can see Trump’s full comments about crowds and Jay-Z’s language below.
TRUMP on Hillary: “She would bring in Beyonce & Jay-z would get up & use language that is so bad. They would say ‘Trump’s language is tough.’ You have heard Jay-Z. She would bring in Springsteen. They were drawing crowds smaller than mine. I said, ‘why are we going to lose?'” pic.twitter.com/MMGDYct9I2
â Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 3, 2018
That being said, please continue to stay as far away from BeyoncÃ© concerts (and Jay-Z and Springsteen shows) as you can Mr. President.Â