Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

New York Times corrects crowd size estimate of Trump rally

The Gray Lady initially reported that 1,000 people gathered at the arena in Tennessee to see Trump endorse Marsha Blackburn for the Senate. "This is the way they demean and disparage", Trump wrote. Trump responded to Davis' article by calling the Times "failing and corrupt" and saying the people there were "very dishonest".

Trump has repeatedly branded the Times, whose readership and subscription numbers have reportedly soared during his time in office, as 'failing'.

Trump, who defended labeling members of the MS-13 gang as "animals", hit the House minority leader for taking exception with the classification.

Squabbling over he-said, she-said accounts of the depth of Trump's popular appeal is a longtime fascination for the 45th US president. Photos indicated it was a smaller crowd than greeted former President Obama at his 2008 inauguration.

It turned out the picture was shot an hour before he arrived.

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse GOP prepares to consider Trump's billion clawback Mexico's president fires back at Trump: We will never pay for your wall Trump in Nashville claims people were "infiltrating" his campaign MORE lashed out at The New York Times on Wednesday for its estimate of the crowd size at a campaign rally he led in Nashville Tuesday night.

"An earlier version of this article cited an incorrect figure for the number of people attending President Trump's rally", the online version of the correction read.

Trump's tweet was reminiscent of 2016 campaign Trump, who obsessed over the crowds at his large rallies, and routinely blasted the media for underestimating their sizes.

After asked a Times spokesperson whether its crowd-count number was a typographical error, the paper corrected its story.

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