The New York Times has corrected a crowd size estimate it provided following President Trump's rally in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday night, after receiving sharp criticism from the president.
The paper on Wednesday stated that attendance was more than five times larger than estimates it had originally reported.
“While no exact figure is available, the fire marshal’s office estimated that approximately 5,500 people attended the rally, not about 1,000 people,” the correction stated.
The correction comes after the president railed against the Times on Twitter Wednesday morning, accusing the newspaper of intentionally underestimating the crowd size and of being comprised of "very dishonest" people who don't "get" him.
This isn't the first time Trump has had to call out a media mistake. The only questionable pattern of the mistakes seem to be they never exhibit a positive lean. Is that a coincidence or intentional? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
The Failing and Corrupt @nytimes estimated the crowd last night at “1000 people,” when in fact it was many times that number - and the arena was rockin’. This is the way they demean and disparage. They are very dishonest people who don’t “get” me, and never did!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018