CORRECTION: This story originally noted that Trump failed to fill the stadium today in Wyoming. However, by the time the former president spoke, the stadium was filled, as reporter Bryan Schott notes here. Raw Story regrets the error.
Less than one week after Donald Trump's grudgefest in Georgia was rejected by Republican voters, the former president traveled to Casper, Wyoming as he seeks to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for objecting to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The rally was attended by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Kat Cammack (R-FL), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) did not attend, but sent a video message that was booed by Trump's MAGA base.
Bryan Schott, a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, posted a picture from the arena 30 minutes before the program was scheduled to begin.
\u201cWe are about 30 minutes from showtime at the Trump rally in Casper and there are A LOT of empty seats in the arena.\n\nThere\u2019s still a line outside, but I\u2019m not sure how many people are waiting to get in #utpol\u201d— Bryan "Springsteen Tour 2023" Schott (@Bryan "Springsteen Tour 2023" Schott) 1653763160
Olivia Nuzzi, Washington correspondent for New York Magazine, posted multiple photos showing empty seats after the time Trump was scheduled to appear.
\u201cDonald Trump was due onstage in Casper, Wyoming ten minutes ago. Arena is still not at capacity.\u201d— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivia Nuzzi) 1653775926
As Bryan Schott noted later, the stadium filled when Trump finally spoke.
\u201cThe network here at the arena has been slow as hell, so I haven't had a chance to update this.\n\nThe house was PACKED when Trump hit the stage about 4:40 pm #utpol\u201d— Bryan "Springsteen Tour 2023" Schott (@Bryan "Springsteen Tour 2023" Schott) 1653780794