Trump Supporters Line up 40 Hours Early For Re-election Campaign Rally
President's popularity becomes glaringly obvious in state
Supporters of President Donald Trump have already started lining up forty hours ahead of his reelection campaign, which is due to kick off on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The sheer amount of Trump supporters hoping to score entry to the Orlando, Fla., rally shows the President's popularity has anything but waned.
Lines began forming at the Amway Center early Monday, News6 in Orlando reported.
Eight people camped out as early as 2:30 a.m — more than 40 hours before the rally.
"There's going to be a bunch of people, and it's going to be pretty intense," Gary Beck, the first person in line, told News6.
"The electricity is going to be high. It's time for America to get back on its feet and be made better than it's ever been before."
Trump said he was expecting record crowds for the event.
“Big Rally, tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody,” Trump tweeted.
“Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible - and it will only get better!”
With tents, sleeping bags and coolers of water in tow, Trump supporters began lining up for Tuesday’s campaign rally in Orlando nearly 2 full days before the event https://t.co/iKDhufqJrA pic.twitter.com/JTZmWnlV7r— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) June 17, 2019
We’re in Orlando for tomorrow night’s huge President Trump rally! From Cape Cod, MA!🇺🇸🤙🏽🙏🏼❤️🇺🇸We flew down from Boston yesterday. Amazing amt.of people lined up we/ tents +supplies since 8 this AM!We’re spending the night. Trumpsters R so friendly! People from all over the USA!🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/LiiBEIEWuq— Karen Murphy (@karmjm) June 17, 2019
Big Rally tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible - and it will only get better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2019
The Amway Center has a capacity of 20,000 people, and the event is first come first served, even for ticket holders, according to a statement from Trump’s 2020 campaign press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, Florida Today reported.
"I’ve seen it first-hand. These amazing supporters truly do camp out from Orlando, FL to 40-degree Green Bay, WI," Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted.
This is Trump’s first visit to Orlando since 2016 when he came to the city as part of his “Thank You Tour” following his election.
He last visited the broader Orlando area last October to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the Orange County Convention Center.
Florida played a crucial role in helping Trump win the White House.
The Sunshine State was a shining light for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.