President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed supporters at Minneapolis’ Target Center Thursday night—his first rally since the impeachment probe was set into motion.
It is the president’s first rally in Minneapolis, and is also the first of three rallies scheduled for the week—the next one is in Louisiana on Friday and the third in Dallas next week.
President Trump tweeted that over the next 13 months, he and his supporters will win in Minnesota in 2020.
President Trump also sent a “Thank you” to Minneapolis supporters, “A GREAT evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota with incredible American Patriots. THANK YOU!”. He showed one video with a massive overflow crowd of thousands of red MAGA-hat-wearing supporters on his way, “WOW, THANK YOU Minneapolis, Minnesota — on my way! #KAG2020“
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
Supporters and protesters gathered in the skyway overnight to make sure they could secure a spot for the rally ahead of President Trump’s rally in Minneapolis on Thursday. The rally drew a massive crowd at the Target Center.
“We want to show our support,” Veronica Diaz, who traveled from Milwaukee, said. “You have to go above and beyond sometimes and do those things that are spontaneous to show your support.”
This is the Trump campaign’s third official coalition for 2020. The campaign launched “Latinos for Trump” back in June and “Women for Trump” in August, according to KSTP.
President Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, spoke with Fox News’ Jesse Waters on March 30 and said a large percentage of the attendees at the president’s Michigan rally on March 28, were Democrats.
“I believe it was 34 percent of the people who came to the Michigan rally were Democrats. I think that is a significant number,” said Parscale.
The Feb. 11 rally at the El Paso County Coliseum drew even more Democrats—at around 50 percent of those present.
Parscale noted the similarities between the two rallies, which were roughly a month apart.
“From this Michigan rally, you can also see in the data, just like we saw in the El Paso rally, we saw new people coming—Democrats, 30, 40, 50 percent Democrats, we saw blue-collar Democrats, African-Americans, Latinos, you see Trump expanding,” he said.
Parscale tweeted on March 28 that over 100,000 people sent RSVPs for the March 28 event, 14,000 people indoors and nearly 20,000 people in the street.
He tweeted: “Ready to rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan! Over 100k RSVPs with 14K indoors and nearly 20k in the streets.
@realDonaldTrump continues to host the biggest rallies in history!”