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Donald Trump Victory Tour Schedule: Where Will Trump Be Holding Rallies?

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Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally. (Getty)

President-Elect Donald Trump is embarking on a tour across the country to celebrate his big win on November 8th.

The Trump team is referring to this as a “Thank You Tour,” during which the president-elect will visit key swing states and express his gratitude. His next rally will be held on Tuesday, December 6th at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and tickets are available on the Trump website.

Then, on Thursday, December 8th, Trump will hold a rally at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa beginning at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and tickets are available on the Trump website. 

After that, Trump is headed to Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, December 9th. The event will take place at the DeltaPlex Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., and tickets are available on the Trump website.

This tour got started on Thursday, December 1st with a rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even though the election is over, this event felt very much like a Trump campaign rally, complete with “lock her up” chants and complaints about press coverage. Trump did speak from a teleprompter using prepared remarks, but he went off script quite often and embraced the stream-of-consciousness style that helped popularize his campaign rallies in the first place.

Taking a look back at the Election Day results, it’s easy to guess where Trump will probably be headed next. For one, he will almost certainly pay a visit to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, two rust belt states that were absolutely essential in securing 270 Electoral College votes. Winning Wisconsin allowed Trump to break through the so-called “blue wall,” a collection of states that were considered to be firmly in the Democratic camp.

“We didn’t break it,” Trump said of the blue wall at his Cincinnati rally. “We shattered that sucker. We shattered it, man. That poor wall is busted up.”

Other states where Trump will likely be holding rallies include Arizona and Florida. Florida was particularly important for Trump, as this state is worth 29 electors and it was thought to be a toss-up all the way up until election night. A frequent campaign stop for Trump was New Hampshire, but he ended up losing this state on Election Day, and so it will not be a part of his tour.

Trump repeatedly hinted during the campaign that he might continue to hold rallies even after he won the presidential election. These rallies were the source of much of Trump’s energy while running for president, and they were where he was able to fine-tune many of his ideas and slogans like “lock her up” and “drain the swamp.” These events typically drew crowds of between 5,000 and 10,000 people.

And now that Trump is generally avoiding doing interviews with anyone other than Sean Hannity, these rallies, which are broadcast live on cable news, allow the president-elect to communicate with the American people directly.

As was the case during the campaign, Trump’s rallies will also be streamed live on YouTube for those not able to attend, and tickets will be available for free on Trump’s website.

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37 comments

  1. Here in Florida his rallies drew closer to 20,000. Melbourne FL had to turn away about 13,000 due to lightning storm after the hanger got full. Get there early.

  2. He’s only allowing republicans into his rallies so much for “president for all Americans” more like Minority President. Btw Hillary won, so much for “victory”.

    • Well no shit. It is a thank you tour. He is thanking the people who voted for him…. Thinking prior to EMOTIONAL responses leads to better results.

    • You’re an idiot Blud. You can attend, regardless of party affiliation. If you don’t need an ID card to vote, you certainly don’t need one to celebrate a great victory with YOUR President. Get used to it. As to the majority vote; Trump won the majority total for 49 of 50 states. Only California screwed that index. The EC did its job; preventing a single (or small handful) of states hold permanent power in the U.S. It’s interesting how u puke Libs can’t accept the results of the election when just 2-weeks ago it was such an issue for you dogs when it applied to Trump.

  3. Mr. Trump will be and is the best man that could ever become our next President of the United States of our America! Our prayers are with him, our great Vice-President Elect, Gov. Ind., Mr. Pence, the very well, thought through, diligently compared too many others qualified… Cabinet members.
    Congratulations, again, Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence!

    What an outstanding thing to do, but to put on your endless list—to take the time and go back and revisit some of the states that were especially helpful for you on Nov. 8th!

    PLEASE COME BACK TO THE TAMPA, FLORIDA FAIRGROUNDS!
    My family were able to see Mr. Trump twice and Mr. Pence @ the Clearwater Airport! An experience that will never be forgotten! The care displayed, true concern and love that was shared between both of the men and their audiences can not even be described! We all are so very lucky to be living in the United States and having them now as our leaders!
    Sincerely,
    Rod & Kay
    12/1/16

    • We agree, please come back to Tampa. We went to two of the rallies here and now we want to be a part of the Thank you tour. And we are Democrats, life long Democrats. Come back to Tampa Mr. Trump, we want to be a part of your Thank You Tour!

  4. come back to Alabama…. were we started you off with over 30,000 at each of the two rallies. Bring Shawn Hannity with you… He on the radio in Athens/Huntsville in the 80’s where he got his radio career start.

    • I am a Mobilian, been to 3 rallies and can’t get enough of our new victorious team. We love you here in Alabama and can’t wait for you guys to get started in January. Will you be coming to Mobile?

    • well your Wisconsinite compatriots would disagree with your bitch ass given the fact that they overwhelmingly voted for him

  5. He should also go to states that he barely lost like Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Virginia. He can very likely win those in 2020.

  6. Can’t wait to see you again in Phoenix, President-Elect Donald Trump. We drove from Tucson to see you and will do it again GLADLY. Yes, we had the same feeling of love between Donald Trump and the audience. The warmth among the people in that hall that night was awesome. A great man whom we can trust to put the USA back on the right track!

  7. At his first rally, the arena was only half-full. Watch for attendance to drop off further as more people get tired of his antics. Come on, Trump – the presidency isn’t a reality show. It’s time for you to buckle down and get to work delivering on those many campaign flip-flops and empty boasts.

    • that’s not true the arena in Cincci only had 2,000 people less then what actually holds and it couldn’t sell out because of Horrible traffic, also Trump himself saved 1100 jobs and isn’t even president yet Mary J I encourage you to turn off cnn and msnbc and read some unbiased articles with no personal opinion