Donald Trump’s “victory tour” turns into a disaster with largely empty arena

It’s not entirely clear what Donald Trump thought he was going to accomplish by continuing to hold campaign rallies three weeks after the election, but it is fairly clear that he’s not getting the results he was hoping for. Trump held a kickoff event in Cincinnati, Ohio on Thursday evening at the kind of arena he used to have no trouble filling during the campaign. But now that he’s shockingly been named the “winner” and the reality has perhaps set in that an unstable sociopath may be about to take the White House, it appears even his fans have begun abandoning him.

Based on the photos posted by various credentialed reporters who were in the building at the time Donald Trump was speaking, it appears that he was unable to attract enough people to even so much as fill half the arena. For instance Ben Jacobs from The Guardian posted a picture to his Twitter account, taken before Trump began speaking, which revealed a startling number of empty seats:


And from another angle, Ruth Sherlock from the Daily Telegraph posted a photo from a different angle showing more empty seats, which she referred to as “surprisingly uncrowded”:


As has been pointed out by Politicus USA, it’s highly unorthodox for the “winner” of a Presidential election to go on a victory tour while holding the title of president-elect. It’s even more odd when one considers that Donald Trump lost the election by more than two and a half millions votes, and was only declared the winner through a fluke of Electoral College math the size of which the United States has never previously seen. And when one considers that three states are preparing to recount the votes, which could result in Hillary Clinton being named the next President instead of Trump, his tour seems almost an act of desperation. Perhaps that’s why so few people bothered to show up.

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  1. Jim on December 2, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Trumps Dad was one of the wealthiest men in New York. Trump on the other hand has failed in every one of his businesses and we are talking about a lot of different businesses except he proved successful at walking away with a piles of money while not paying everyone. He has proved successful at marketing his name the designated strongest suit in playing cards and his book and reality TV show of firing apprentices like the Kardashian’s reality TV stuff, we can only assume because unlike what has been part of the bar for being president, which like all other bars is completely down the toilet, we haven’t seen his tax returns, so he could only be just an entire fraud. He does things immoral. The sheer voluminous number of Trumps legal entanglement speaks volumes to the unscrupulous nature with which he deals with life. Well, America on Nov 8 knowingly put a man who is most famous for being a swindler, leading the free world eliminates the greatness we have always been known for. Everyone is going to have to live this nightmare and we have everyone feeling hatred toward everyone, is a sad and scary country. I don’t need to make anymore money anymore, I have plenty for the remainder of my life to be fun but when he causes the economic mess that are in his plans, young folks starting and working in careers raising families, are in for a new reality of hard times and I feel bad for them.

    • Elizabeth Elliott on December 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Jim – I totally agree. The economy will soon start to deteriorate for “young folks starting and working in careers raising families…” Maybe we should start a pool to see who can guess closest to the date his voters in those groups start “LOCK HIM UP” or THROW TRUMP OUT” marches!

    • Macy's Mom on December 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      I agree with your comments. And as for this so-called “victory tour”, this egotistical, narcissistic, lying bigot cannot function without adulation by his deplorable masses, so off he goes on a tour to get these idiots to jump up and down and clap for him. He will make many of these “victory tours” to get his ego up. He is just a pathetic old man who I predict will not serve a full term because he will do something stupid and be impeached. Even with the “brains” of his “acting president” (his son-in-law) who stays by his side and tells him what to say, his short-term presidency will be a disaster. What in HELL has America done in sending this lame brain to represent us? The entire world is aghast, but hopefully he will be impeached before he uses the red button when someone makes him angry and starts Word War III.

  2. Alice Stagg on December 2, 2016 at 11:27 am

    His purpose in conducting a ‘victory tour” is solely to further inflate his already bloated ego and give himself the attention he must have as the egomaniac sociopath (add further descriptive terms at will) that he is. Even if only one person showed up, he’d spin that into YUGE numbers.

  3. Beth Holzer on December 3, 2016 at 3:54 am

    He came to Cincinnati to speak, in Hamilton County, where he didn’t win. We didn’t want him here.

  4. Nan Spark on December 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    The SAD reality is he does have loyal followers by the millions. Donald is scary, but the millions who believe his bullshit is concerning. I used to feel sorry for those folks believing that a billionaire actually cares about them and because he had a famous reality show that he would care for them and fix their lives. Donald was deferred multiple times from the military during the Vietnam war when many young people were thrust into jungles and exposed to agent orange and worse, during a hideous war. I’ve never seen photos of Donald serving meals at a shelter nor have I seen evidence he has bent low to help someone in need. The Carrier situation that he takes credit for will cost tax payers millions because Carrier will benefit from tax breaks—-something Donald promised he wouldn’t do during his campaign. The media forgot to mention that there will still be several hundred (400-1000) workers who will lose their jobs. So, he didn’t save every job in that situation as he likes to have his followers believe. Hang on folks, the madness has just begun….

  5. Liz on December 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    This was also an attempt to tub it in our faces. He lost Hamilton county. I had several friends protesting at the event and it was really empty. I bet the next white power rally will take place somewhere a little more neo nazi.

  6. Holly on December 3, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Pompous, egotistical SOB just needs to have the attention of a crowd to praise him.

  7. Patty Thomas on December 3, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Why is the media failing to discuss the emolument clause of the Constitution which makes Trump ineligible to be elected by the Electoral College because he will receive compensation from his personal businesses during the time he is receiving a salary as the President of The United States. The clause in the Constitution is quite clear but few are talking about it because so few people even know about it.

  8. Pollyana Harmon on December 3, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Poor sick dillusion Trump, he is pathetic and such a sorry maniac!

  9. Albert on December 6, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I wonder who is paying for all of these post election rallies? The tax payers?

  10. Claudia Groh on December 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    The man is delusional. I think he made a comment to Clinton it’s just like it was 15 yrs ago! Wow!

    I do believe there is a need of mental health evaluation but he won’t as he is perfect! Just ask him!

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