With Hillary Clinton pulling out all the stops to drive her low-information base to the polls, to include rolling out pop stars Beyonce and Jay Z, rival Donald Trump shrugged off the need for bread and circuses.
Speaking to a crowd in Hershey, Pa., the GOP nominee instead gave voters the opportunity to hear from an actual candidate in the race as opposed to Clinton resorting to entertaining them in Cleveland with a concert featuring the recording artists.
“I didn’t have to bring J-Lo or Jay Z,” Trump said. “I am here all by myself. Just me. No guitar, no piano, no nothing.”
The Clinton crowd was quick to scram once the music went silent.
Fox & Friends hosts noted, “the challenges facing Mrs. Clinton were clearly on display on Friday. When she took the stage and began making the case for her candidacy, dozens of people began leaving the arena, the performance now over.”
As for the comparison, social media users were quick to note which candidate was more successful in drawing an audience.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses from Twitter:
Trump: "I didn't need Jay-Z or Beyonce to fill this arena." pic.twitter.com/HNpYfZYrVI
— Chris Buskirk (@thechrisbuskirk) November 5, 2016
Trump brings Vets, Gold Star Moms, Purple Heart winners, Generals & police 2 rallies,Hillary brings Beyonce, J-Lo and Jay-Z (more Hollywood)
— Cheryl (@CAW622) November 5, 2016
Trump throws shade at HRC: “I hear we set a new record for this arena, and I didn’t have to bring J-Lo or Jay-Z… I am here all by myself!”
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) November 5, 2016
— ALWAYS TRUMP! (@Always_Trump) November 5, 2016
In addition to the concert in Cleveland, the Clinton campaign had rocker Bon Jovi and R&B singer Ne-Yo urging voters in North Carolina to get out and vote, singer Jennifer Lopez doing the same in Miami and singer Steve Wonder performing in Philadelphia, according to Fox News.
— Brian (@AVoiceForUSA) November 5, 2016
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