[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)**.”