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Trump’s slightly less tiny Ted rally

It’s true what they say, size does matter.

Not Ted Cruz

President Donald Trump’s rally Monday in Houston with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has been moved to a bigger venue.

Originally set to take place at the NRG Arena, the event will now be held at the Toyota Center, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale announced in a tweet Thursday afternoon, describing the demand for tickets as “HUGE and unprecedented.” The Toyota Center can hold about twice as many people as NRG Arena — roughly 10,000 versus 19,000.

Trump set expectations high set two months ago, when he announced he would come to Texas in October to hold a rally with Cruz at the “biggest stadium we can find.” Neither NRG Arena nor the Toyota Center are among the state’s largest venues.

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  1. Jules says:

    Did you hear Heidi Cruz whining that they can’t afford a second home on Ted’s 174,000 salary plus her 500,000+ estimated salary? They already have 2 homes. Condos in Houston and DC. Oops.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    “By 7 a.m. Friday, 77,854 people had signed up for the rally, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

    I’m disappointed, because I can’t take off work to stand in line all day. I’ll probably head down there anyway, just to be a part of the experience. Hopefully they will have some video outside the event of the goings on inside.

    Jules: Heidi should blame her parents for not having big family money like O’Roarke’s wife’s family.

  3. Manny Barrera says:

    I will send you a crying towel, Bill, since you can’t see your god.

  4. Jules says:

    Heidi blames Ted for only making 174,000.

  5. Bill Daniels says:


    Thanks, but no need. It looks like Team Trump is planning Houston’s biggest tailgate party ever! Viewing screens outdoors, live bands, food trucks! It’s a party all up in here, y’all!

    Over 100,000 tickets issued. Should be a great time!

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