The last row reads, “Ticket for Ross Kaplan.”

[Editor’s Note: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]

Against the instant (and unanimous) protestations from my immediate family, I will be at President (for now) Trump’s “MAGA” rally at Target Center in Downtown Minneapolis tonight.

I have two motives:

One. I want to witness the vibe at a Trump rally in person.

Two. I want to see for myself — in “neutral, U.N. observer mode” — what the actual crowd size is (vs. what the Trump camp and fake news main stream media say it is the next day).

Credible Witness, or, “1-for-1”

I happened to be in Seattle in late August, and caught Elizabeth Warren’s rally at the Seattle Center.

I texted my older son from the live event my guestimate that it “looked like about 15,000 people” . . . and that’s exactly the number that was subsequently reported. 

P.S.: And no, I wouldn’t go if I had a closing (or walk-thru inspection) first thing Friday morning.

See also, “Donald Trump Ruined My Hike This Weekend (Really)**.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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