Number 1 on Facebook, crowd size and ratings - Trump's obsession with numbers

The 45th US President Donald Trump has an eccentric obsession with numbers - especially the ones describing the size of attendees at his events.

Trump's expectation from India

During India trip, Trump is hoping for at least seventy lakh people to turn up in Gujarat. Unfortunately for him, Ahmedabad's total population is only 55 lakhs.

According to the Ahmedabad municipal commissioner, around one lakh people will attend the road-show.

These numbers are far less than Trump's estimates. But, at least four times more than the attendance at the 'Howdy Modi' event in September last year.
 

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'Number 1 on Facebook'

On Saturday, Trump had said it is a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number one and Narendra Modi number two on their popularity on the social networking site, ahead of his maiden visit to India.

Taking to Twitter, he claimed to be the number one on Facebook, citing a remark of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the social media company.

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Obsession with crowd size

Everybody already knows about Trump's obsession with crowd size. In August 2019, Trump tweeted tweeting not once, not twice, but three times about the number of people at his rally in New Hampshire. 

Trump can be wildly unpredictable on policies, but even a casual observer knows about his dedication to talking about how big an audience he can draw.
 

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'Keep America Great' rally

The President recently held a "Keep America Great" rally at Colorado Springs, and tweeted/re-tweeted at least four times solely about the turnout.

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Approval Ratings

Apart from crowd sizes, Trump also finds lot of thrill in approval ratings. He religiously posts his approval ratings on social media.  

Trump's overall approval rating currently at 44 per cent. Trump hit rock bottom in 2017 when only 35 per cent of Americans approved of the job the president was doing. 

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