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Trump’s tiny Texas rally for Ted

Aww, how cute.

Not Ted Cruz

President Donald Trump will make good on his promise to help Texas Republican Ted Cruz, announcing plans to hold a large rally next Monday night in Houston.

The Trump campaign on Monday said the next stop on the president’s midterm campaign tour will be at the NRG Arena, which its website states can hold “less than 10,000” people near the larger NRG Stadium.

In August, Trump said he would do a “major rally” for Cruz in the “biggest stadium in Texas we can find.”

The NRG Arena is not the state’s largest stadium. That honor goes to Kyle Field at the Texas A&M University campus with its seating capacity of 102,733.

That’s the biggest stadium he could find? Really? Maybe that was the biggest stadium he felt like finding. Or the biggest he thought he might have a shot at filling up. Or the biggest stadium he thought Ted Cruz deserved. I could do this all day. I’ve seen some folks suggest on Facebook reserving tickets, then not attending so there will be lots of empty seats. I’ve no idea how well that might work, but I do see people going through with it (you have to go to Trump’s campaign webpage for, and I’d sooner eat paste than link to it, so you’re on your own if you want in), so we’ll see if it has any effect. But seriously, the “biggest stadium in Texas”? It wouldn’t even be the biggest stadium in HISD. Never believe a word Trump says.

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  1. Manny Barrera says:

    I have no idea what paste tastes like this day, but it was not bad about 60 years ago.

  2. Bill Daniels says:


    You’ve got a legitimate point, that the hyperbole definitely doesn’t match the actual rally site. Trump supporters I know are not happy about the small arena setting, and the only thing we can come up with is, a large arena might be too difficult to secure with such short notice, for a presidential visit. And yes, that’s kind of a weak sauce argument, I admit.

    Having said all that, the compare/contrast with Obama is interesting. O’Roarke specifically did NOT want Obama’s endorsement, whereas Cruz asked for and received Trump’s endorsement.

    I’ve got my tickets already, but if The Woodlands’ rally was indicative of the way it will happen, no one actually asks for the tickets anyway, just have to go through the Secret Service screening.

  3. brad says:


  4. Manny Barrera says:

    102,000 – 20,000 = 82,000 short only Trump type intelligence could make that the largest in Texas, 82 thousand short.