Trump said: "I get bigger crowds than they do. It's true. I get far bigger crowds.”
The Republican candidate, who is contesting the US election with rival Hillary Clinton today (November 8), said during a rally in Raleigh, N.C. on Monday (November 7) that he had a bigger support base than the power couple. “Beyoncé and Jay Z, I like them, I like them,” Trump boasted. “And you know what they do? I get bigger crowds than they do. It’s true. I get far bigger crowds.”
However, as Billboard reports, Politifact have proven that this is not in fact the case. Pointing out that, on average, Trump’s rallies during his campaign have drawn crowds of 27,000 people, Jay Z and Beyoncé’s 2014 On The Run tour – which comprised of 16 North American shows and one Paris date – reported an average attendance of 45,700.
Beyoncé attracts a bigger average crowd than Trump does during her own solo shows – her ‘Formation’ tour, which finished last month in New Jersey, drew an average crowd of 45, 400.
Watch the moment that Trump made the claim below, and read Politifact’s full report here.
At the same rally on Monday, Trump managed to mispronounce Beyoncé’s name in another tirade at the singer and her husband. Watch that moment here.