Like a lot of people, I get a ton of thirsty emails from Donald Trump. On Saturday, he sent this note: “See you in Sunrise, FL, in a little while and tomorrow, Orlando. Big crowds!”
He was referring to the first installment of his road show with former Fox host Bill O’Reilly. Attendance was lackluster.
It would be silly to read too much into this. While I would consider tickets to an O’Reilly-Trump roadshow expensive at any price, including free, these tickets—at least prior to last-minute discounts—were pretty steep.
But other evidence suggests Trump’s appeal is becoming more selective—to borrow a term from “Spinal Tap.” His ability to draw big TV viewership started to crater back in June.