Trump held a campaign-style rally on an airport tarmac in Florida on Friday, but nobody came.
OK, OK. Some people came.
The Hill reports that Trump was greeted by a few dozen supporters when he touched down in Tampa. Of the few dozen attendees, very few wore masks or practiced social distancing, though at least the event was held outdoors.
“If Joe Biden is elected president, the chaos and bloodshed will spread to every community in our land,” Trump warned the crowd, ignoring the fact that the “chaos and bloodshed” currently happening across the nation has all been under his watch.
“There will be no safety, no security, no peace, no justice, no one to protect you and no one to defend the American way of life!” Trump raged.
The speech lasted roughly 30 minutes, during which Trump made hardly any mention of the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit Florida especially hard, with more than 470,000 reported cases, the second-most of any state.
Here’s how people have been reacting on Twitter…
Today, Trump held a rally in Florida & the crowd was nearly empty. They expected 10,000 supporters & less than 200 showed up.
None were wearing masks.
— Stone (@stonecold2050) July 31, 2020
I knew the majority was silent but now their apparently invisible pic.twitter.com/KUzSVykvZ0
— Mike Anthony (@manant123) July 31, 2020
This is trump’s Florida Fan Fail.
Many tens of people.
Such fan. pic.twitter.com/HyuCv4v2Gf
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 31, 2020
In case no one showed up, he would have at least one “fan”?
— patricia beatty (@patriciabeatty2) July 31, 2020
I’ve seen a bigger crowed at the DMV. pic.twitter.com/XBtdIWgJky
— Aunty Ann (@annmarie_mimi) August 1, 2020
Did he get taken by a group of 14 year olds on TicTok again? Or are his supporters in the hospital?
— Amadahy Lake (@AmadahyLake) July 31, 2020
Whadyamean? He’s as popular as his Oklahoma rally! And just look at the diversity! pic.twitter.com/tk1CLpI7Iw
— Man. (@mrbillyanders) August 1, 2020
The rest of the crowd wanted to be there, but they’re dead.
— Sergey, Trump’s Handler (@RussiaTrumpBot) July 31, 2020
not exactly an overflow crowd at Trump’s speech in Florida pic.twitter.com/uS2o0fptNE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 31, 2020
“My visits last week to Texas and Florida had massive numbers of cheering people.”
As with many other terms, Trump doesn’t know the meaning of the word massive.
I know Melania concurs. pic.twitter.com/5GQFXnrV1p
— Tom Heffner (@tomheffner_tom) August 3, 2020
The latest Five Thirty Eight poll out of Florida shows Biden leading Trump by 5.9 points.