On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump stepped onto an escalator in New York’s Trump Tower, his wife Melania a few steps ahead of him, for a ride the country has not forgotten. Trump returns to Florida on Tuesday to kick off his campaign for re-election to the US Presidency.
President Donald Trump’s sound support in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first indication that he was about to beat Hillary Clinton in an unprecedented upset. The state has trended toward Republicans in recent elections. In 2018, the state was again a shining light for Republicans who won the governor’s mansion and flipped a Senate seat red.
The rally will be held at Olando’s Amway Center on the evening of June 18 and is slated to begin at 8 p.m. People hopeful of getting inside started lining up more than 40 hours prior to the start of the event. In a tweet today, President Trump said that over 100,000 people have requested tickets to the event. The amway Center holds a maximum of 20,000 spectators.
The evening’s event will be preceded by an all day “45 Fest.” The fest, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and will feature food trucks, live music, headlined by the band “The Guzzlers,” as well as large screens that will project Trump’s speech for people who couldn’t get inside.
Michael Glassner, COO of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, said:
“We’ll have delicious food, live music, big screens, and a great time for all of our guests. Inside and out, the excitement at this Trump rally will be something to remember as President Trump makes history.”