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Crowd size has long been a preoccupation of the president. And Monday’s rally in El Paso was no different.

During the rally, Trump claimed that 69,000 people signed up to be here” and that the local fire department was able to squeeze and extra 2,000 people into the area to hold “10,000” people in total.

Numbers don't lie.
El Paso Fire Department crowd estimates::
Trump: 6,500
Beto O'Rourke: 10,000 - 15,000

Freezing rain prevented a congressional delegation from landing in Detroit, where headed to attend the memorial service for former congressman John Dingell. After being unable to land, the plane was routed back to Washington. But the weather didn’t stop them from remembering Dingell.

We held an impromptu service at 30,000 feet for @JohnDingell lead by @repjohnlewis @SpeakerPelosi and @RepFredUpton After a delayed start we took off for #Detroit & circled there for an hour waiting for the temperature to rise one degree. It didn’t and we’re back at @Andrews_JBA

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