WATCH: Behind-the-scenes video of Trump's Phoenix rally shows pitifully sparse attendance
Audience watches Donald Trump speak in Phoenix (screen grab/Twitter)

Video of President Donald Trump's campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday night shows that the event failed to draw the blockbuster attendance that he had proclaimed from the podium.

As Trump began speaking at his event last night, he noted that Secret Service had informed him that very few protesters were outside the convention center. But he also implored the fire marshal to allow more people into the event, suggesting that the room was packed.

But video posted online by U.S. News & World Report correspondent David Catanese‏ account tells a different story. The video clearly shows that a large portion of the convention center floor was empty.

Watch the video below.