President Donald Trump envisions his campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night, “wild” like a rock concert.
The president said his re-election launch will be a political spectacle, sending the tweet:
“The Fake News doesn’t report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it (unless you play a guitar). Going to be wild – See you later!”
The Fake News doesn’t report it, but Republican enthusiasm is at an all time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it (unless you play a guitar). Going to be wild – See you later!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Accompanied by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, the president is expected to address a standing-room-only crowd at Orlando’s Amway Center.
Earlier on June 17, President Trump stated, “Thousands of people are already lined up in Orlando, some two days before tomorrow nights big Rally. Large Screens and food trucks will be there for those that can’t get into the 25,000 capacity arena. It will be a very exciting evening! Make America Great Again!”
Attendees began to wait in line as early as 8 a.m. Tuesday morning for the 4 p.m. event, with some Trump supporters even setting up chairs and tents Monday evening to reserve a place in line.
Propelled by a strong economy, progress in combatting illegal immigration, and aggressive trade policies, Trump has earned high approval among Republicans, but he will need strong support from independent voters in order to win re-election. As in 2016 and in prior elections, winning the state of Florida may prove to be critical for the president.