President Donald Trump's obsession with crowd size has been an issue since the first days of his presidency and it hasn't let up since.
There's nary a rally whose crowds he doesn't boast about.
So naturally, he couldn't stop talking about the crowd size at his New Hampshire rally earlier this month.
The President proudly boasted that there wasn't an empty seat in the house and that more people gathered to see him at the Southern New Hampshire University than they did to see Elton John in the same venue.
Great news! Tonight, we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena in Manches… https://t.co/BoVlcVgcHQ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1565923925.0
But it wasn't long before people began sharing photos of empty seats inside the venue.
@realDonaldTrump “tHeRe WeReN’t EmPtY sEaTs” https://t.co/rQnAeWEbYE— Will LeGate (@Will LeGate)1566009956.0
@realDonaldTrump What? 😂 Should’ve let them in. Here’s what it looked like inside. Empty seats aplenty 😝… https://t.co/oykf14gBhf— Techny-Gal Marshall (@Techny-Gal Marshall)1566015223.0
@realDonaldTrump My favorite part was all the empty seats https://t.co/V0sNDGLwma— Shugar (@Shugar)1566010121.0
We now know the reason there were so many empty seats and it's pure gold.
It started with a gay teen, known on Twitter as @noahforchange, who urged his followers to sign up for free tickets to the rally and then not show up.
The tweet went viral and the rest was history.
hey everyone you totally shouldn't go on tr*mp's website and reserve tickets for his rally and not show up so that… https://t.co/zXysvWtnsR— noah🏳️🌈 (@noah🏳️🌈)1565476493.0
People listened and followed through.
@noahforchange Can’t wait for a beautiful night at home on the 15th just knowing there will be two empty seats https://t.co/H2AQPyj2HS— zack (@zack)1565537529.0
@noahforchange gotta tell my girl to make plans for the 15th cause we’re not going to this https://t.co/Q9S3i2aGiR— jazmine (@jazmine)1565521201.0
@noahforchange @trivedixm Do this if u hate trump lol https://t.co/vRMvENca5B— Nishi Patel (@Nishi Patel)1565665544.0
People even signed up with names designed to troll the President.
Such as "leave office."
@noahforchange the name im laughing https://t.co/IzJqEDueAe— samm #FANDOM 🐊 (@samm #FANDOM 🐊)1565546167.0
"Barack and Michelle Obama."
@noahforchange had to do it to em https://t.co/zWkEeXTjB6— 𝙘𝙝𝙡𝙤𝙚 (@𝙘𝙝𝙡𝙤𝙚)1565547380.0
@noahforchange @thejungleslang can’t wait https://t.co/thZOsfgkLo— kris ☾ 42 (@kris ☾ 42)1565542822.0
"Dykes Only" and "Trans Lives Matter."
@noahforchange my finger slipped https://t.co/VzekdylFTv— caroline ✰ (@caroline ✰)1565583953.0
"Homo Sexual" and "Mex Ican."
@noahforchange can't wait to not be there! https://t.co/y53KRolwm6— sam ⁶³ (@sam ⁶³)1565543293.0
And "ur racist."
@noahforchange https://t.co/U3OAjPSaG9— olivia ♀ (@olivia ♀)1565549592.0
Gee, what would happen if people did this for every upcoming MAGA rally?
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