An actress who pretends for a living says President Trump’s rallies aren’t real and that the massive crowds are “paid” to show up.
CNN gave Rosie O’Donnell a platform to spin conspiracy theories on Monday, shortly after she led a sing-along outside a president-less White House.
After telling Chris Cuomo that Trump “doesn’t know how to inspire people,” the host challenged her,”What about his rallies?”
“People are paid, Chris, you know that,” the “comedian” lectured.
“He pays people to show up at those rallies, that is a fact,” O’Donnell declared.
“But I don’t know that’s why he gets 10s of thousands at the rallies. I think he captures a lot of emotion for people,” Cuomo continued as O’Donnell spoke over him and objected to his crowd estimate.
“When did he get 10s of thousands at the last rally. Tell me when,” she ordered.
Cuomo pointed out Trump’s rally in Tampa, Florida last week had 9,000 seats with many people waiting outside, and added that Trump has “themes that resonate, whether they’re positive or not.”
“Are those people paid?” O’Donnell demanded.
“You can look at all the requests for extras to come and cheer with signs for him. You can find those tangible pieces of evidence,” she said.
She didn’t offer any specific evidence to back up her conspiracy theory that average Americans aren’t showing up to Trump’s rallies simply because they support him, and not because there’s some financial incentive.