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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:37 PM

Trump's crowd size in NC:

looks like less than a couple of thousand. I could be wrong. It's not large though.

We aren't far from where he is speaking- it's 76 degrees, partly cloudy. He's at a small, regional airport that has an airstrip big enough for cargo jets- so easy for Air Force One to land. Lots of parking there.

He's right between Greensboro and Winston-Salem- so roughly 550,000 people are in a 20 minute easy drive of the place. It's about an hour and a half from Charlotte.

I would say those numbers aren't great- especially on a night like this that is so pretty, and cool out.

The Republicans here just voted NOT to give teachers a raise or bonus for the year, so it's possible that group is mostly lost.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:41 PM

1. What airport? (I used to live in Raleigh)

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:43 PM

2. Smith-Reynolds

Not a passenger airport.

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Response to essme (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:26 PM

11. I worked for a courier service. I think I've been there. nt

Pathetic. smh

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:43 PM

3. Remember the Russian oligarchs plane that landed where Trump's campaign plane landed

At several airports? Your post reminded me of that.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:08 PM

8. I remember that...eons ago..

back when I was young.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:55 PM

4. Granting that ANY fixed wing craft piloted be the

Air Force transporting the President is Air Force One, he hasnít been using the 747s for these tarmac blathers. Itís a smaller jet using the same livery.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:01 PM

5. Here's a photo

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Response to essme (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:05 PM

7. That's NOT a 747, which is what we typically think of as

Air Force One.

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Response to rsdsharp (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:09 PM

9. Did you see my comment on edit?

I know AF1 is not always a 747.

My point about the runways, and the size of the airport was more about parking and crowd size. They were set up for 10,000 apparently- in an area of over half a million people within easy driving distance.

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Response to essme (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:15 PM

10. Yes, I saw it. My only point is that the smaller aircraft

heís using donít require the runway length of a 747. It can land at smaller airports the bigger plane canít.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:05 PM

6. I was in Greensboro when Obama was there with Joe in 08

It was outside downtown somewhere. I don't know Greensboro very well. It was packed, I don't know how many people but probably at least 10-15k. Obama had been in Charlotte a week or two before (without Joe); I was at that one also and it was reported as being 20k.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:40 PM

12. "Biggest crowd ever! Even bigger than my inauguration crowd!"

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