Last night at his own campaign rally in Colorado, Trump claimed that 6 million to 10 million people are expected to welcome him. It is, as usual, another wild exaggeration from the President.
But it wasn’t just rally rambling, Trump made a similar claim while speaking to Asian News International:
#WATCH US President Donald Trump in Washington on his visit to India: I happen to like PM Modi a lot. He told me we will have 7 million people between the airport and the event. It's going to be the largest stadium in the world. It's going to be very exciting. pic.twitter.com/FdusHCInJ9
— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2020
As India’s Economic Times pointed out, 7 million people would be 80% of the city’s population. Diplomatically, they called the claim “highly unlikely”.
IEC may have been diplomatic, but Trump’s wild claims attracted ridicule from Indians (and everyone else) on Twitter.