The long-awaited kickoff to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for 2020 has finally arrived and much like the president himself, it is turning out to be the first of its kind, anywhere.
The event – an all day affair Tuesday dubbed “45 Fest” – is already setting records as organizers prepare for President Trump’s arrival at Orlando’s Amway Center tonight at 8pm, and will be carried live online and on air.
Like most campaign-style rallies, the Trump campaign is making accommodations for supporters unable to get into the 20,000-seat arena. “We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible – and it will only get better!” the president tweeted Monday.
Big Rally tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible – and it will only get better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2019
This video shot at about 11 a.m. shows the crowd growing outside the Amway Center in Orlando before Trump's rally to launch his 2020 re-election campaign. Gates opened about 8 a.m. to the fenced-off “45 Fest” area. Details at https://t.co/KmaILeGrP9 #TrumpRallyOrlando pic.twitter.com/1YuT5FOfeC
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) June 18, 2019
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) June 18, 2019
We’ve got two buses of Latino Trump supporters from the Hialeah Republican Club bussing all the way from Miami to Orlando for the rally tonight to see @realDonaldTrump! #MAGA pic.twitter.com/pyeSYSpfBi
— Sarah Matthews (@SarahAMatthews1) June 18, 2019
Several news outlets are on-the-ground covering the day-long festival event, including The Epoch Times’
"Our economy is just booming, our infrastructure, construction, our whole outlook on everything is just advanced so majorly."
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 18, 2019
Nationwide, almost 800 watch parties are scheduled, according to The Washington Examiner.
“A total of 797 events are already planned to focus on the president’s announcement, and they will occur in every state, plus Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
That number dwarfs the 133 “#ImpeachTrump Day of Action” events Saturday that were sparsely attended, including one in front of the White House, prompting a mocking tweet from the president.
Furthermore, Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Training and MAGA Meet Ups have almost 1,000 events scheduled to watch the rally, Breitbart reported.
Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Training Events:
50 State & Territories Participating
217 Coalition-Specific Training
53 State & Territories Participating
Find out more at: https://gop.com/leadright and https://training.trumpvictory.gop/
Fox News, CNN and MSNBC all have regular television programs slated for the 8 p.m. EST hour but are likely to feature the rally on their respective networks.
Look for major news networks to live stream the event on their YouTube channels.
Ohio Watch Party:
The Allen County Republican Party is hosting a watch party in Lima, Ohio.
The event is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. today, June 18, at Westgate Lanes, 721 N. Cable Road, Lima.
Minnesota Watch Party:
Michigan Watch Party:
Michigan GOP is hosting a watch party tonight. To attend the event, you can register here.
Tennessee Watch Parties:
Davidson County Republicans are hosting a watch part starting at 6 p.m. local time. The event will be held at Crow’s Nest Restaurant in Green Hills.
Williamson County GOP will have a watch party in Franklin at Mojo’s Tacos. The watch party starts at 5:30 p.m. central time.
Meanwhile, moments ago, President Trump departed Washington, D.C.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
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