How Many Attended Trump’s Yuma, Arizona, Rally? See Crowd Photos

Trump Yuma Arizona Rally

Getty President Donald Trump held a campaign event in Yuma Arizona on August 18.

President Donald Trump continued his series of unofficial rallies with an event in Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday, August 18, that was attended by several hundred people. He’s hosting the events as an alternative to the Democratic National Convention speeches. His campaign event on Tuesday was held at the Defense Contractor Complex – Joe Foss Hangar. On his website, it was officially called “President Donald J. Trump to deliver remarks on Joe Biden’s failures on Immigration and Border Security.” People were asked to register online for this event.

(Note: If you want to see photos of Trump’s Pennsylvania rally, see Heavy’s story here.)

Here’s what you need to know:


Several Hundred People Attended Trump’s Yuma Rally

GettyPeople gather to listen to the U.S. president’s remarks on immigration and border security.

Trump’s visit to Yuma was in part to accept an endorsement from the National Border Patrol, CNN reported. The temperature was 107 degrees and attendees stayed inside the hangar for the event. Trump joked at one point that it felt like it was 122 degrees.

Miguel Marquez of CNN tweeted that there were several hundred people at the Yuma rally, crowded into a hanger.

Although some photos from the rally seemed to show more people wearing masks than at his events the prior day, there were still many in attendance who were not wearing masks. Marquez shared a photo, saying that there were few masks in the rafters. He estimated that about half of the people wore masks, and some didn’t wear masks on the buses but put them on once they arrived.

Rafael Carranza of AZ Central also shared in a tweet that people weren’t social distancing while standing in line and few were wearing masks at that point in time.

 

Trump praised Governor Doug Ducey during his speech, and he referred to Joe Biden as being the “puppet of the radical left-wing movement.” He claimed that Democrats want “the elimination of America’s borders” and that they want to take down the wall and have more sanctuary cities instead.

Trump claimed that Biden’s plan must be defeated, saying, “Biden’s plan is the most radical, extreme, reckless, dangerous and deadly immigration plan ever put forward by a major party candidate.”

GettyA number of people wear masks at Trump’s Yuma, Arizona, event, while others don’t wear them and some wear them beneath their noses.

Border Patrol agents wearing masks stood on either side of Trump while he delivered his speech.

As he did the day before, Trump also talked about catching Biden and former President Barack Obama “spying” on his campaign, and claimed that he should get another four-year term as a result.

Trump also claimed during his speech that Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech from the day before was “obsolete” and pre-taped. AZ Central’s Carranza noted that the crowd booed when he talked bout Obama.

Popular among many people at the rally were facemasks that read Trump 2020 or MAGA.

GettyA child wears a Trump 2020 facemask.

 


Trump Held Two ‘Rallies’ Monday & Plans Another for Thursday

GettyPresident Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks to Air Force One after a rally at Yuma International Airport.

Trump also held two unofficial rallies on Monday. The Oshkosh, Wisconsin, rally was also attended by several hundred people. Earlier in the day, Trump held a rally in Mankato, Minnesota, that was attended by about 500 people.

Trump has another gathering planned for Thursday in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, just 15 minutes from Joe Biden’s hometown, The Times reported. This event will begin at 3 p.m. local time at Mariotti Building Products. Unlike Tuesday’s events, tickets are not being offered for this one. The event is scheduled to replay at 8 p.m. on Thursday on his campaign website, just like one of his events did on Monday. You can sign up to “attend” the replay on his website on August 20. The replay is happening at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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