Trump Supporters Camp Out 2 Days Before New Jersey Re-Election Rally
100,000 tickets had already been requested for the event
Days before President Donald Trump's Tuesday re-election rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, around 50 Trump supporters are already beginning to line up for the event.
Trump supporters began lining up from 2:00 P.M. EST Sunday and are camping outside in tents, sleeping bags, and cots, according to News 12 New Jersey.
According to estimates, 40,000 are expected to attend the rally.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) said 100,000 tickets had already been requested for the event.
The rally will kick off at 7:00 P.M. EST at the Wildwoods Convention Center.
During the winter, only 5,000 people live in Wildwood full-time.
The event has put pressure on town officials who are now scrambling to ensure its roads can accommodate the large inflow of traffic.
One die-hard Trump supporter Maria Cleary who lives in Warrington Township, Pennsylvania, said of he event:
“For the first time, in my adult life, I’m passionate about a president and his vision for our country, his vision to put all Americans regardless of race, creed, color, or religion first,” Cleary told NJ.com.
“I love that we have an unapologetically authentic president, a president who doesn’t speak in the delicate dialect of diplomacy but rather speaks to and stands up for the American citizens whom he was elected to represent," she added.
Trump merchandise is selling quickly in Wildwood this Sunday in preparation for the president’s visit on Tues. pic.twitter.com/bjzmsXnYcG— Peg Quann (@pegquann) January 26, 2020
More than 30 hours before President Trump's rally in Wildwood, supporters are already lined up on the sidewalk near the convention center. @News12NJ #njmornings @CarissaLawson @KristinaBehr pic.twitter.com/K5zzuapg17— Jim Murdoch News12NJ (@ReporterJim) January 27, 2020
"It doesn’t bother me that our president isn’t always nice and is at times inartful when he speaks; he’s strong and decisive, exactly why I voted for him in 2016.”
Last year, Washington Post and the New York Times admitted their outlets "have to do better" when reporting on President Donald Trump's supporters.
Both Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron and New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet agreed during Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC that the publications should "respect" and not be "dismissive" towards supporters of Trump.
“I don’t want to be dismissive of people who support the president," Baron said.
"I think they’re owed our respect, and they certainly have mine,” he added.
“They feel that the so-called elites in Washington have not paid attention to them, that they don’t understand their lives," he continued.