Donald Trump was fuming during an event on August 1 in Columbus, Ohio, in which his campaign rented a 72,000 square foot hall only to be told the fire marshal would only allow in 1000 of his supporters.
Trump rented Exhibit Hall E with the corridor which is rated for 4140 in a banquet setting with 360 exhibitors allowed, according to a Wikpedia entry-
|Exhibit Hall E||235×298 with corridor and 208×298 without corridor||72,000 with corridor and 62,000 without corridor||30′||Unlimited||4140||360|
“We’ve had thousands of people outside. Thousands. They were turned away by – for political reasons – purely for political reasons.”