Scroll down for video — Trump has held large rallies during his campaign, routinely packing arenas and high school gymnasiums with crowds. Trump “regularly drew thousands of people to rallies in Iowa, far more than any of his Republican rivals.”
A Trump rally on July 11, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona, “drew several thousand people to the Phoenix Convention Center, making it one of the largest events for any candidate so far, though short of the crowd of 10,000 predicted by the Trump campaign. Trump was introduced by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. During his speech, Trump invoked Richard Nixon’s “silent majority” speech, saying “The silent majority is back.”
On August 21, Trump held a campaign rally at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, with approximately 30,000 people in attendance.
At a Trump campaign rally in Biloxi, Mississippi, in January 2016, YouTuber duo Diamond and Silk urged Democrats and independents in the audience to “ditch and switch”—i.e., to change their party affiliations to Republican in order to vote for Trump in closed primary states, which could be an important strategy for the Trump campaign.
Trump’s campaign released approximately 20,000 tickets for a 1,400-person venue for a January 7 rally in Burlington, Vermont. Ultimately, 2,000 people lined up at the door, and the campaign imposed a loyalty test at the door, admitting only Trump loyalists. Burlington’s mayor and police chief criticized the campaign’s handling of the event