Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a rally in Monroe on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to mitigate an expected explosive campaign event by President Donald Trump, but photos show the Democratic governor might have made a mistake.
The Republican Party of Louisiana (LAGOP) posted a couple of photos to compare how President Trump and Gov. Edwards attracted their supporters and the local people.
“There were two VERY different events in Monroe today …,” LAGOP tweeted Wednesday, attaching two photos featuring the crowds at the two rallies.
— LAGOP (@LAGOP) November 7, 2019
According to Monroe News Stars, Edwards hosted his rally in the morning, hours before President Trump started his event at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Civic Center.
The president’s rally was also aimed at campaigning for Eddie Rispone, a Republican nominee who is seeking to replace Edwards in an election on Nov. 16.
Long before President Trump came, thousands of people were already in line by midday outside the Monroe Civic Center to welcome him.
After the rally, President Trump shared photos from the event, which show the center was packed, and massive crowds had to watch the president’s speech outside the venue.
Check out the overflow crowd for tonight’s #TrumpRally in Monroe, Louisiana! Early voting is underway! Don’t forget to get out and VOTE for @EddieRispone for #LAGov! #GeauxVote #MAGA #KAG2020 https://t.co/oZ8jXfp6pF pic.twitter.com/j2SZUYhAaM
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) November 7, 2019