Pro-Trump rally that hoped to bring over a million supporters to Washington D.C. only managed to scrape up about 1000 attendees, making it the “mother of all failures.”
The Mother of All Rallies (M.O.A.R), a pro-Trump rally held on Saturday, was promoted as the “Woodstock of American Rallies.” However, with crowd estimates in the 1000 attendee range, the rally is now being mocked as “The Mother of All Failures.”
Hoping to attract 1 million attendees to the rally, the MOAR website wrote on their website that the success of their rally “will send a message to the world that the voices of mainstream Americans must be heard. We are coming together to send a direct message to Congress, the media and the world that we stand united not divided to protect and preserve American Culture.”
As The Independent reports: “On Facebook, organizers said they hoped to rally one million people to DC in support of their cause. Washington Metropolitan police said they expected 1,800 people. Journalists on the ground estimated the crowd size at 1,000.”
Calling the rally the “Mother of all Failures,” Metro hilariously reports that: “Hilariously, Trump supporters were outnumbered by fans of a hip hop group holding their own protest in front of the Lincoln Memorial nearby.”
Live shots from the pro-Trump "Mother of All Rallies" going on in DC right now.
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) September 16, 2017
“Calling themselves ‘Juggalos’, more than 1,000 fans of the band Insane Clown Posse were protesting against the FBI classifying them as a gang.”
It seems the rally was of such little concern that few counter-protesters bothered attending.
There was some concern on the part of event organizers, as The Independent reported:
Organizers for MOAR seemed attuned to the threat of counter-protestors, writing on their website that “anyone who would protest this rally is protesting America”. One speaker, Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson, lashed out at left-wing counter-protesters known as “Antifa”, claiming they were “beating up grandmas”.
Continuing, The Independent reports that:
According to reporters on the ground, however, the rally generated very little public push-back. A few counter-protesters turned up to debate the rally participants, mocking the relatively small size of the crowd.