President Trump actually tweeted this a month ago, his insecurities, desperation and obsession with crowd size on full display:
"The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio......."
6:58 AM - 7 Aug 2017
In light of today's revelation that as one of his first moves as President after his inauguration he ordered a government photographer to "fake" the size of his anemic inauguration crowd for the official photo for the inauguration. Trump personally intervened and ordered the National Park Service to edit out large empty spaces that illustrated the stark contrast in attendance in comparison to the crowds at Barack Obama's inaugurations and that of other past presidents.
Trump narrowly avoided punishment from the Federal Election Commission for hiring actors to pretend to be supporters cheering for him at his campaign launch in 2015. Each actor was paid $50.
Trump has consistently held some of the lowest approval ratings for a president in the history of polling with a recent ABC poll showing him at a 60% disapproval. He lost the popular vote and a mere 77,000 strategically spread out over three key states gave him the electoral college win. The Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, F.B.I., National Security Agency, Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, House Intelligence Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee have all stated there was Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion and conspiracy by the Trump campaign in those efforts.