President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that 40,000 to 50,000 people attended his campaign rally in New Hampshire on Monday, but Newsweek noted that there is at least one problem with Trump’s statement: the venue’s maximum capacity is just under 12,000.
Trump dropped the likely exaggeration while speaking with reporters about his upcoming trip to India, where he said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told him he will likely be greeted by “millions” of people.
"Last night we probably had 40 to 50,000 people, far more than anyone else," the president said. "But when we have 50,000 people these days... I'm not going to feel so good. Because he [Modi] thinks we're going to have 5 to 7 million people just from the airport to the new stadium, and you know it's the largest stadium in the world."
Newsweek noted that Trump’s New Hampshire rally was held in Manchester at the SNHU arena, which has a capacity of up to 11,700. Even considering the overflow crowd, it is highly unlikely that the total number of people reached 40,000.