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No, Donald Trump does not draw bigger crowds than Beyonce, Jay Z

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Sorry, Donald Trump. Beyoncé and Jay Z definitely draw the biggest crowds.

The Republican nominee for president is making his final push to voters ahead of Tuesday’s election. During a campaign stop in Raleigh, North Carolina, Trump took a moment to mention megastars Beyoncé and Jay Z, who recently headlined a concert to support Hillary Clinton.

“Beyoncé and Jay Z, I like them, I like them,” the said. “And you know what they do? I get bigger crowds than they do. It’s true. I get far bigger crowds.”

Not so, says PolitiFact, which investigated the claim and assigned it a “False” on the Truth-O-Meter.

The Pulitzer-winning publication compared the average of Trump’s own rally attendance estimates (27,000 people) to the audience at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s tour stops, which trek averaged more than 45,000 people per show, peaking at 53,000 at a single show. Beyoncé’s Formation tour this year has posted even better attendance numbers, boasting averages of 45,423 per show and peaking at over 75,000 people at a Paris concert.

See Trump’s comment below and read PolitiFact’s full breakdown here.