Photo Of People Guarding Empty Lawn For Pro-Trump Rally Takes Internet By Storm

Saturday’s “Mother of All Rallies” turned out to be anything but.

The D.C. rally, which was expected to draw thousands of Trump supporters to the national mall, only managed to attract a few hundred attendees.

Even a neighboring rally of Insane Clown Posse fans managed to garner a larger crowd:

A photo of dozens of guards stationed along the perimeter of the mostly-empty pro-Trump rally quickly spread on Twitter:

People agreed that maybe the rally…over-estimated their security needs…

In the end, it was not a great day to be a Trump supporter…

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Student Snaps A Viral Photo Of Her Classmate With A Racist Pep Rally Sign

In a Facebook post that was shared over 3,000 times, a Hispanic teen shared an image of several of her classmates at a pep rally, one holding up a sign that read, “Put the panic back in Hispanic.” Another held a Trump campaign flag. Pep rallies are sure different than they were when I was a teen, huh?

“This happened yesterday at our school pep rally,” wrote the teen, Jennifer Lopez Vazquez. “They know it’s Hispanic Month. That’s very disrespectful in so my ways. But it’s funny to think that our school thinks it ‘OKAY’ this is Honestly what white trash looks like.”

The original caption on image, which was posted on Instagram by one of the teens in the photo, read, “Put the Panic back in Hispanic. #dontgetButthurt I’m honestly not gonna care if you do anyways so!! #sorryboutit.”

She might be sorry now, though. Since the photo has gone viral, local newspapers have picked up the story, and school administrators are investigating the behavior. 

“We are aware of a photo that appears to be taken at a Robertsdale High School football pep rally Friday Sept. 15 that is circulating on social media containing political banners and unacceptable language,” said the school’s superintendent in a statement. “School administrators, as well as my office, are following up on the matter.”

Basically: yikes. Also, high school students, you’re too young and under-developed to start experimenting with edgy “comedy.” (Like, what is the joke here, exactly?) Save it for the professionals.

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Journalist Shares Photos Of Empty Seats After Trump Said His Rally 'Broke All Records'

Journalist Shares Photos Of Empty Seats After Trump Said His Rally ‘Broke All Records’

President Donald Trump held a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday evening, a place he described as “just rotting… a war zone” during his presidential campaign. He seemed to change his mind last night, describing the city as a “wonderful, beautiful place.” The event, which marked his 100th day in office, took place at the same time as the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an event which presidents usually attend. Back in February though, Trump declined his invitation via Twitter.  

As we’ve all come to know, President Trump is obsessed with ratings, consistently arguing that his Inauguration attracted the largest audience in history, despite figures to the contrary. And last night was no different, during his speech, Trump claimed that the rally broke the “all-time” record for the arena that seats 7,000. 

But Jonathan Tamari, a Washington correspondent for the Philly Inquirer, seems to think otherwise. After the claim, Tamari shared several photos of empty rows. 

“Large and loud but not quite capacity crowd as Pence arrives,” Tamari wrote. “Several rows open at top of arena, and some space on the floor.” 

Those empty seats? In his speech, President Trump claimed that fire marshals wouldn’t let some people in.  

“Thank the fire marshals. They have a lot of people standing outside. We really maxed out. We broke the all-time record for this arena. We broke the all-time record.”

But in a reply to Tamari’s photo, Associated Press journalist Marc Levy claimed that no one was waiting outside during the event. 

Following criticism of his tweet, Tamari explained that while the crowd was big, Trump’s claims went too far. 

And later clarified that the images were taken as Trump was giving his speech. 

The local fire department is yet to comment on whether they stopped people from entering the arena. 

Ratings aren’t everything, Donald. 

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