Just 38 people showed up for a screening of the former White House chief strategist’s film “Trump @ War” at a hotel in Staten Island on Monday, per the New York Daily News. But Bannon, who also gave a speech to the small crowd, was reportedly unabashed about lack of turnout.
“You don’t need massive events,” Bannon said, per the Daily News. “This is all about human contact. This is about getting grassroots people excited to either walk precincts, to work phone banks, etcetera.”
According to Axios, Bannon’s documentary is “designed to portray Trump supporters as being under siege” and to “galvanize Republicans to embrace the midterms as Trump’s ‘first re-elect.’”
The screening’s low turnout inevitably caught the eye of some Twitter users:
Hahahah...it’s like a bad SNL skit. A dozen people in a motel conference room. https://t.co/gTz6QdtbCb— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) October 23, 2018
A whole room full of lunch-counter ruiners— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 23, 2018
There are 3 times as many people in a single rush hour subway car.