The size of President Trump's crowds are never far from his mind. The most infamous example of his fixation was, of course, his insistence, days into the start of his Presidency, that his inaugural crowd was the largest in history, despite clear evidence that it was not. On Friday, January 26th, Trump was in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. Trump commented to gathered reporters about the crowd during his Davos address:
It’s a crowd like they’ve never had before in Davos. Including all of you people like they’ve never had before so that’s good.
Trump then joked with Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, who was standing nearby:
I assume they’re here because of Klaus.
Things the Davos audience def cares a lot about: Trump's crowd size.— Nicole Graham (@nickyg_123) January 26, 2018
Information on this year's World Economic Forum attendance isn't readily available, so it's hard to know whether Trump was accurate in his claim that his WEF crowd was the largest of all time. However, there's ample evidence to suggest the crowd, no matter how big, wasn't there in full-throated support of the President. During his post-speech Q&A, the crowd actively booed the Trump when he threw an insult at the media:
Other global leaders took shots at the President, which seemed to be received well by the audience.
President Emmanuel Macron in Davos mocks trump: "Obviously and fortunately, you didn't invite anybody skeptical with global warming this year."— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 25, 2018
*The crowd erupts in laughter*
They are all laughing at you, @realDonaldTrump. You are a disgusting Worldwide joke.
Regardless, Trump's claims should be taken with a grain of salt. After all, he ordered this: