Donald Trump Believes He Draws a 'Bigger Crowd' Than Beyoncé and Jay Z, Is Quickly Proven Wrong

Donald Trump Believes He Draws a 'Bigger Crowd' Than Beyoncé and Jay Z, Is Quickly Proven Wrong

Numbers don't lie.

Published November 8, 2016

Donald Trump has made a lot of bold claims during his presidential campaign this year. 

Recently, the Republican candidate made an allegation that the #BeyHive was quick to prove was absolutely false, stating that while he may "like" Beyoncé and Jay Z, at the end of the day, he draws a bigger crowd.

"Beyoncé and Jay Z, I like them, I like them," Trump told an audience in Raleigh, North Carolina, while on the campaign trail. "And you know what they do? I get bigger crowds than they do. It's true. I get far bigger crowds."

While it would be an impressive feat if it were true, according to data collected from PolitiFact, Trump isn't even close to drawing the same numbers as the power couple.

Based on a sample of three Trump rallies (Oklahoma, Dallas and Mobile, Alabama), the organization found that, on average, the presidential hopeful draws roughly 27,000 people per event.

Factoring in data from Hov and Bey's 2014 On the Run tour, which generated $100 million in sales and featured 16 U.S. dates and one in Paris, the performers attract an average attendance of 45,700. When taking a look at Beyoncé's numbers solely, for her Formation tour, she averaged performing in front of crowds of more than 45,400 people.

"That's a good draw," the media organization commented on Trump's numbers. "But it's not Jay Z/Beyoncé level."

“To fully vet this bizarre claim, it's worth noting that Trump's rallies are free,” PolitiFact adds. “Tickets to Beyoncé in the swing state of Florida cost $40-$275 this year. Based on the latest Billboard numbers, Trump draws crowds similar to Phish."

Regardless of whatever Trump may have to say about Beyoncé and Jay Z, the couple has made it widely known they are proudly standing with Hillary Clinton

Take a look at PolitiFact's data proving Trump's allegation to be false here.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo from left: Brad Barket/Getty Images for TIDAL, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)


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