While Democratic Presidential candidates secure rooms with 100 or so people at campaign stops in Iowa, President Donald Trump is getting people to camp out for days just to get a front-row seat at his rallies.
On Monday, New Jersey report Jim Murdoch said that the crowd is already building in anticipation for Trump’s “Keep America Great” rally in Wildwood, NJ. It’s going to be under freezing temperatures tonight in the area.
“More than 30 hours before President Trump’s rally in Wildwood, supporters are already lined up on the sidewalk near the convention center,” Murdoch said.
More than 30 hours before President Trump's rally in Wildwood, supporters are already lined up on the sidewalk near the convention center. @News12NJ #njmornings @CarissaLawson @KristinaBehr pic.twitter.com/K5zzuapg17
— Jim Murdoch News12NJ (@ReporterJim) January 27, 2020
Here are more photos of the line that’s growing:
— Matt Schaffer (@photoguy603) January 27, 2020
Trump supporter Maria Cleary, who drove hours to attend the event, told NJ.com how excited she was to be able to attend a president she loves.
“For the first time, in my adult life, I’m passionate about a president and his vision for our country, his vision to put all Americans regardless of race, creed, color, or religion first,” Cleary told NJ.com.
He continued: “I love that we have an unapologetically authentic president, a president who doesn’t speak in the delicate dialect of diplomacy but rather speaks to and stands up for the American citizens whom he was elected to represent. It doesn’t bother me that our president isn’t always nice and is at times inartful when he speaks; he’s strong and decisive, exactly why I voted for him in 2016.”
It is expected that there will be over 40,000 people in attendance — and because Wildwood has only 5,000 residents in the winter, the local government is working over-time to prepare for the influx of traffic.