News or Noise: Paid to be at a Trump rally

October 18, 2018 06:49 AM

A tweet from a woman named Mollie Katzen says, "Found on Craigslist: 'We need numerous people to stand in line for Trump rally, Erie Insurance Arena. $100 per person. Wednesday, October 10 only, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.'" 

Click here to see the screen grab of the Craigslist ad Katzen is referring to. 


The ad has since been taken down, but social media has gone crazy accusing Trump and his supporters of having to pay people to fill his rallies.

But the fact-checking website Snopes did some digging.

It turns out neither the Trump campaign nor the administration paid anyone to fill the 9,000-seat Erie Insurance Arena.

Another organization, Good Jobs Nation admitted to Snopes that they posted the ad.

They says they paid 10-15 people to stand in line for retirees so they wouldn't have to stand outside for eight hours, prior to the rally. 

But it turns out, those people weren't allowed in making this story all noise.     


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