Aerial shot of 's rally in the Bronx reveals the true size of the crowd ... trends now

Aerial shot of Trump's rally in the Bronx reveals the true size of the crowd ... trends now

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Aerial shots taken over Donald Trump's rally in the Bronx reveal just how many people were able to surround the stage to see the ex-president speak Thursday night in Crotona Park.

The images were captured by the ABC7 helicopter and showed a large crowd of supporters creating a 'U' shape around the podium in the middle of the grassy hill within the barriers. 

The permit for the rally in the outer borough park only allowed for 3,500 to attend.  

But many of the supporters who showed up for a chance to see the Republican presidential nominee were unable to get into the event and remained standing behind the barricades at the bottom of the hill, making it hard to estimate just how many MAGA die-hards really showed up.

The Trump campaign in a victory lap over the success of the event on Thursday declared 25,000 loyal Trump fans flocked to see the ex-president speak despite it taking place in one of the bluest districts in the country.

An aerial shot taken from a helicopter shows the crowd allowed into Trump's South Bronx rally

An aerial shot taken from a helicopter shows the crowd allowed into Trump's South Bronx rally

Speaking on Fox News Thursday night, Karoline Leavitt claimed Trump had 'more than 25,000 show up in the deep blue Bronx.'

But another Trump aide suggested earlier to DailyMail.com that it was probably around 8,000. 

The New York Police Department declined to give an estimate on the crowd size as is policy, but law enforcement sources told the New

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