When President Donald Trump arrived in Florida on Friday, he departed Air Force One to speak to the crowd who had gathered to see him in an event where Florida sheriffs planned to endorse him. The barricades were arranged, ready to hold the crowd at bay to protect the president. Cameras and microphones were readied for Trump’s first real public event since his disastrous Tulsa rally. When he arrived, he tweeted about how excited he was to be there and about all the endorsements he was getting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2020
The video posted by Trump is zoomed in tight, showing his surrounded by sheriffs with a crowd pressed in tight so see him. A photo taken from a distance, however, tells an entirely different story, and one that Twitter wasn’t going to let him forget.
This is trump's Florida Fan Fail.
Many tens of people.
Such fan.🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/HyuCv4v2Gf
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 31, 2020
When Donald Trump can no longer draw a crowd, with his approval ratings in a nosedive and his poll numbers against Vice President Joe Biden steadily at dismal, it spells very bad news for the Trump campaign. Trump barely squeaked out a win in Florida in 2016 at just 1.2 percentage points above Hillary Clinton, and he currently polls behind Biden by 6.2 percentage points in that state, his “home state,” which only became his home state after it was clear that New York didn’t want him anymore. Trump’s former home state voted in the majority for Hillary Clinton by 23.5 percentage points in 2016 and Trump trails Biden by 24 percentage points there today.
Twitter had a field day with Trump’s latest failure to attract any fans. Read some of their comments below: