If it seemed to you that Donald Trump's presidential announcement on Tuesday as greeted a bit too enthusiastically by the crowd in attendance, then there might be an explanation for that. 

It appears as though Donald Trump went to a New York-based casting agency called Extra Mile Casting, and got them to send out a few people to fill out the numbers at his announcement and cheer him on enthusiastically for $50 a pop. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, an email from the company, sent out on June 12th, asked for "people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him [Trump] in support of his announcement", adding that while it wasn't a traditional gig, "we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought".

For their part, EXtra MIle responded to questions saying "We don't know anything about that" and they couldn't comment further, while Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Mr. Trump draws record crowds at almost every venue at which he is a featured speaker...the crowds are large, often record-setting, and enthusiastic".

We're sure they were just cheering so loudly for his great ideas like building a giant wall all along the US border with Mexico, y'know, practical stuff like that.

Via The Hollywood Reporter