Trump Thought Biker Rally Crowd Would Resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
Donald Trump truly believed that his Sunday rally in Rolling Thunder could have resembled Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech.
“I thought this would be like Dr. Martin Luther King where people were lined up from here all the way to the Washington Monument,” Trump said Sunday at the annual Rolling Thunder rally, where thousands of motorcyclists honor U.S. prisoners of war and missing-in-action troops.
The Hill reports:
The billionaire claimed that more than half a million people attempted to attend his speech, “but unfortunately they aren’t allowed to come in.”
Trump seemed caught off guard by the size of the crowd, according to Bloomberg Politics. He suggested that many had been prevented from attending, without offering any evidence, Bloomberg noted.
“We have the biggest rallies by far, far bigger than Bernie Sanders,'” he told a crowd in front of the Lincoln Memorial, according to CBS. “Far bigger. I mean, look at today. They say you have 600,000 people here trying to get in.”
“That’s not gonna happen,” he added. “But they say you have 600,000 people.”
CBS News reported that a crowd count was unavailable, but the space in front of the Lincoln Memorial was far from full.
About 250,000 people watched as King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the memorial in 1963.
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.