Election 2020

[WATCH] Only 98 Turn Out for Biden Town Hall in Iowa; Protester Takes Microphone

[WATCH] Only 98 Turn Out for Biden Town Hall in Iowa; Protester Takes Microphone
Vice President Joe Biden takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Joe Biden may be the national frontrunner, but it doesn’t seem as though he’s inspired excitement amongst Iowans, at least according to the photo below of a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa, from Des Moines Register reporter Stephen Gruber-Miller:

The American Mirror estimates from the photo that only 98 people turned out for the town hall event featuring the former vice president.

The Des Moines Register published dozens of photos from the event, but all are tightly composed, making assessing the attendance impossible. The photo published on Twitter was taken from the media section in the back, and clearly shows the entirety of the room’s occupants.

That’s not to say the event wasn’t eventful.

Washington Post reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. posted video of a protester wearing a “Death by Medicine” shirt who interrupted Biden’s town hall and succeeded in taking the microphone from Biden, who apparently let him speak.

President Trump had a rally in Iowa last year. Here’s video of the people who showed up:

Just sayin’.


Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis