It’s not a sell-out: Biden is speaking to a half-empty room in CNN City Hall
President Biden spoke to a half-empty auditorium on Wednesday while holding a live CNN “City Hall” event in Ohio.
The more than a dozen empty rows were not visible to television viewers thanks to flattering footage that appeared to show a full, undisclosed crowd in the front rows – in a powerful visual representation of normalcy after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions .
But members of the traveling White House press pool shared photos from the back of the room, showing that the venue at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati was indeed far from crowded.
Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Epstein, who traveled with Biden as the news agency representative, tweeted a picture of “[w]like Biden CNN town hall from the back of the …