CNN Reporter Stunned by Size of Trump’s Bronx Rally Crowd: ‘This Is One of the Bluest Counties in the Entire Country!’

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CNN Reporter Stunned by Size of Trump’s Bronx Rally Crowd: ‘This Is One of the Bluest Counties in the Entire Country!’

A CNN reporter was left stunned after witnessing Thursday’s turnout for Trump’s New York City rally in the Bronx.

CNN’s Kristen Holmes said the size of the crowd was shocking considering Trump’s event was in “one of the bluest counties in the entire country.”

While critics have claimed that Trump’s supporters traveled across the country for the rally, Holmes confirmed that many of the people she spoke to were locals.

Trump, who is still facing trial in Manhattan for his so-called “hush money” case, attracted a massive crowd for his campaign rally in the South Bronx.

During the huge event, Trump was joined on stage at one point by rappers “Sheff G” and “Sleepy Hallow.”

Both of the music stars endorsed Trump’s 2024 bid.

Some Bronx residents also expressed their surprise that a presidential candidate would hold a rally in their neighborhood.

While describing the rally to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Holmes said Trump had attracted “a bigger crowd than I think Democrats would like to see.”

She warned that it should particularly concern Democrats “given this is one of the bluest counties in the entire country!”

Holmes added that the event in the Bronx didn’t just pull in people from miles away who travel to Trump’s campaign rallies.

“One of the things that was interesting to me is that the Trump campaign said that they were going to micro-target to get people from the community to come to this rally,” Holmes said.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, I’ve gone to a lot of these rallies across the country, and there are often people who travel hundreds of miles to see Donald Trump and they’re not necessarily part of the community.

“However, one of the things that I found was that there were a lot of people here that were actually from the Bronx,” Holmes confirmed.

One of the Democrats who could be concerned about the thousands of people gathering to hear Trump speak in the Bronx is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Ocasio-Cortez previously slammed Trump for holding a rally in her backyard.

AOC said earlier on Thursday that Trump is only holding a rally in the South Bronx “because he’s got court.”

“The man practically has the legal version of an ankle bracelet around him and he can’t leave the Five Boroughs because he always has to be in court,” she added.

“And so it is truly an embarrassment to him.”

Ocasio-Cortez also posted on X that “God is good” in response to reports of rain potentially hindering Trump’s rally.

New York’s Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul, meanwhile, provoked outrage by referring to all those attending Trump’s rally as “clowns,”

She continued by warning that New York “will never ever support Donald Trump for president.”

The so-called “clowns” didn’t see it that way, however.

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