Forty-fifth President and leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump, a legendary man known for shattering attendance records, overflowed the venue of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with a huge crowd of supporters on Saturday even including the former President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.
Trump’s CPAC speech was held in the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The ballroom can hold 5,520 people seated. Trump’s audience was packed to the brim and there were even more people watching from outside of the ballroom.
As of the night of Trump’s speech, over two million people have viewed Trump’s speech via his personal channel on Rumble alone. Over 555k people watched Trump’s speech via Right Side Broadcasting Network on Rumble, as well.
Trump’s speech was broadcasted on Fox News, Real America’s Voice, Newsmax, RSBN, and more.
Before Trump’s speech, Trump embarrassed the former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley by sharing a photo of her low-attended speech, writing in a post on Truth Social, “Congratulations to Nikki Haley on drawing such a large crowd at CPAC.”
“As I told her, ‘Nikki, follow your heart!” Trump added.
Trump is no stranger to overflowing venues, either! Trump’s “Save America” rally in Wilmington, North Carolina in September, for example, overwhelmed the capacity by thousands of people.
The Aero Center, which has a capacity of 7,200 people, was packed to the brim with an estimated 10,000 people attending Trump’s rally, while thousands more that weren’t able to get inside were watching outside via a large screen.
Trump crushed any questions of him not being the leader of the Republican party yet again with a 42-point landslide lead in CPAC’s famous straw poll released on Saturday.
Trump came in first place, of course, with 62 percent. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) came in second place with 20 percent, 42 points behind Trump.
Businessman Perry Johnson came in third place with five percent. Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley came in fourth place with three percent. And the remaining candidates came in with 10 percent combined.
With polls showing Trump in the lead amongst all potential Republican and Democrat challengers, any potential candidate will have an impossible battle if they attempt to usurp the favorite to win the 2024 nomination.
— Olivia Ingrassia (@OliviaIngrassia) March 4, 2023