Sen. Elizabeth Warren was knocked down a few pegs after an apparent attempt to boast about the size of a crowd waiting to see her.
The Massachusetts Democrat kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign with an event Friday night as part of a 3-day tour of Iowa.
The planned speeches and meet-and-greets with voters this weekend comes on the heels of Warren’s announcement last week that she was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2020. Her attention-getting video in which she bashed President Donald Trump as well as Fox News was quickly overshadowed by her attempt to be cool in an Instagram video live stream as she cracked open a beer and spoke to viewers.
The Democrat whom Trump has affectionately dubbed “Pocahontas” because of her claims of Native American ancestry kicked off her weekend trip with a stop at McCoy’s Bar Patio and Grill in Council Bluffs, according to ABC News.
She suffered some technical issues while speaking at The Gathering Room.
But her video of the line of people waiting to see her earned her a heaping dose of mockery on Twitter.
She touted the first event and the “first overflow line in Iowa!” in a tweet with a video that left many heads spinning, literally.
First event in Iowa, first overflow line in Iowa! pic.twitter.com/VGLKONVxoJ
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 4, 2019
The high-speed video of the purported “overflow line” was played on a repetitive loop every few seconds, giving the appearance of a large crowd waiting in line.
Here is the video slowed down 1/1024 speed.
As you can see there’s about 86 people. pic.twitter.com/tbjpaS8NQx
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) January 5, 2019
A photo shot at the scene showed what the line allegedly looked like.
— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) January 4, 2019
The speed of the video was roundly criticized, however, inducing concerns on social media that some viewers could have seizures watching it.
Who thought the speed of this video was a good idea?
— Daniel Schmidt (@realYoungPundit) January 4, 2019
I literally just got sick.
— hecklejeckle33 (@hecklejeckle33) January 5, 2019
The “overflow” from this nausea-inducing video loop is going to fill many, many buckets. ??? https://t.co/5yKAy7nSdw
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 5, 2019
I know you’re new at video, but that’s going to give people seizures.
— Rachel ???? (@RaychelTania) January 5, 2019
Many Twitter users mocked Warren’s breathless excitement over the crowd, comparing it to the packed arenas greeting Trump at his rallies.
Elizabeth Warren is bragging about an “overflow line” at an event of hers that had 300 people while Trump is filling up entire stadiums for his rallies. https://t.co/MuOAnQDLkD
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 5, 2019
Elizabeth Warren’s “overflow crowd” is 1/1024 the size of any Trump rally pic.twitter.com/kp5NKrEW4u
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 5, 2019
“You see, senator, if no one tells them it’s a 3-second loop they’ll think it goes on and on like one of Trump’s lines!” https://t.co/r2sinjv0qM
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 5, 2019
Others just criticized the would-be 2020 contender for the video sleight of hand.
Looping a video to look as if a line is stretching in the hopes of getting into her self rally…I mean political rally…???
— Manuel Melendez (@texmel6723) January 5, 2019
Your “event” was in the bar’s ‘Gathering Room” and didn’t even interfere with their bowling leagues.
150 tops capacity, less your posse, leaves how many? pic.twitter.com/lfdFysGOGt
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) January 5, 2019
TFW the crowd isn’t that big so you speed up the footage so you can’t tell that the crowd isn’t that big. https://t.co/cmsGl3PFiw
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 5, 2019
You’re showing the same people over and over and pretending it’s a lot of people. https://t.co/pxlGcIULAA
— See Jack Run (@CrackaJackin) January 5, 2019
I saw the same blue puffy coat 25 times???get real Pocahontas
— Missy Roach (@missy_roach) January 5, 2019
My fav part of the loop lmao The Space Between…. pic.twitter.com/ugiFWGtbbN
— Melodie Willis Golde (@waterspryt) January 5, 2019
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