President Donald Trump is coming to Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday afternoon, Nov. 4, and his supporters were already lined up outside Rupp Area more than 30 hours before the rally.
Thousands of people lined up in Lexington eight hours before President Trump’s rally as he endorses and campaigns for incumbent governor Matt Bevin.
We are waiting for you, Mr. President! Thousands of people patiently waiting for the big rally in Lexington, KY tonight – 8 hours before hand! See ya soon! 🇺🇸 @realDonaldTrump #trump #lexington #kentucky pic.twitter.com/3yWJT9gP5A
— Dyllan Tipton (@dyllan_tipton) November 4, 2019
On Tuesday, Kentuckians will head to the ballot box, and it is apparent that the president hopes his visit will help Gov. Matt Bevin get re-elected. Vice President Mike Pence also visited Kentucky on Friday for the same purpose.
Greetings from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. I’d estimate several thousand are already waiting in line outside for the Donald Trump rally tonight, which is scheduled to start in just over 5 hours. pic.twitter.com/NpmsYajMF4
— Joe Sonka 😐 (@joesonka) November 4, 2019
Anxiously & excitedly WATING to see THE BEST @POTUS EVER!
— 🇺🇸🔥Lady De’Plorable🔥🇺🇸 (@LadyRedWave) November 4, 2019
Many people in the crowd waiting around Rupp Arena said they think the fact that Bevin’s policies line up with President Trump will help him out.
Charley McCall was one of those who arrived early. He said, “We need to show our support. So rain, snow, sleet, and hail we’re going to be here,” according to WYMT.
— Ben Goldey (@BenGoldey) November 3, 2019
“What really makes me proud is when I see the younger people that I see here,” McCall said. “When I see the younger generation out here, that’s what we’re leaving this to and that’s what people should be thinking about.”
While many people are from Kentucky, the rally also attracted people from other states, including Wyoming.
Trump supporters from Florida, New York and Wyoming have already begun lining up for Monday evening’s rally for @GovMattBevin at Rupp Arena in #Lexington. #Trump @realDonaldTrump @POTUS #Kentucky #LexKy #RuppArena pic.twitter.com/rg3QFoTldS
— Rob Bolson (@FollowBolson) November 3, 2019
As Trump’s supporters waiting for the rally stand strong on their conservative beliefs, many said they are not trying to preach hatred or political divide.
“We need to come together as a nation,” said Gale Roberts. “I’m sick and tired of the division. At the end of the day we need to get along when the election is over.”
— WYMT (@WYMT) November 4, 2019
President Trump tweeted support for Bevin Monday morning, saying he “has worked really hard & done a GREAT job.”
Big Rally in Kentucky TONIGHT for a man who has worked really hard & done a GREAT job, Gov @MattBevin. Kentucky is having the best economic year ever under Matt’s leadership. He is a fantastic guy who loves our Military, our Vets and our 2A. Vote Tuesday! https://t.co/6MYQiI7c3X
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2019
Bevin promotes his conservative credentials on abortion and gun rights and condemning efforts to impeach President Trump.
Stephanie Grisham, White House press secretary, tweeted before the president heading to the campaign rally, “48,000 jobs have been added, businesses are investing and creating jobs, & last year Kentucky saw its lowest unemployment rate EVER recorded!”
POTUS is heading to the Bluegrass State tonight where the economy is thriving!
48,000 jobs have been added, businesses are investing and creating jobs, & last year Kentucky saw its lowest unemployment rate EVER recorded!
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) November 4, 2019
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 5, 2019