Well, the polls and pundits can say what they want. But the people have spoken and post-debate, it seems they’re clamoring for Donald Trump – not Hillary Clinton.
Trump went to Melbourne, Florida, in the hours after Monday night’s presidential debate – and let’s just say, the crowd size wasn’t small.
Breitbart had the story: “In his first public appearance after the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday, Donald Trump was welcomed by tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters to a Florida airplane hangar.”
The crowd grew so large the fire marshal was actually called to the scene to block the entraces, due to safety concerns.
Photos posts on Twitter showed scores of people, many wearing Trump’s trademark “Make America Great Again” red caps, milling about the hangar, hoping to catch a glimpse of their candidate. And poor weather conditions didn’t seem to hamper them at all.
“Trump’s supporters waited in long lines in the rain and lightning for hours to cheer on Trump,” Breitbart reported. “Even after the hangar filled up, it took more than six minutes to video the whole line.”
Neither did a hefty police presence – despite the call for secret service and local law enforcement for the crowd to disperse, some disregarded the command and tried to surge their way toward the door, anyway.
From Breitbart, once again: “When police and secret service announced that the venue was at capacity, a group of enthusiastic supporters surged towards the entrance trying to get in.”
Several wore tee-shirts with the likes of “Proud Deplorable” across their chests, and carried signs that read, “Trump-Pence” and “Make America Great Again.”
The media world, meanwhile, painted Trump as largely the loser in the debate, or at best, coming in with a tie.