President Donald Trump led a rally the day after the debate on Wednesday, September 30, in Minnesota. Here’s a look at how many people attended the Duluth, Minnesota, rally, along with crowd size photos. This is the rally Hope Hicks attended where she later became ill before the flight back and was diagnosed with coronavirus the next day.
About 3,000 People Attended the Duluth Rally
Thousands attended the Wednesday night rally at Duluth International Airport, Duluth News Tribune reported. There weren’t enough seats in the venue for the crowd, with people “spilling out” on both sides of the seated area, the publication noted.
Samantha Erkkila of the Duluth News Tribune reported that the fire chief said there were about 3,000 people attending.
The Star Tribune reported that there were more than 3,000 in the crowd.
Around 7:30 p.m. Erkkila tweeted: “… now the crowd is spilling out on both sides of the seating area.”
Here’s a wide shot of the crowd.
Trump talked about the debate’s high TV ratings and said he held his opponent, Joe Biden, accountable for his 47 years of previous political work. “I held Joe accountable for shipping your jobs and dreams abroad,” he told the crowd, adding that the believed Biden was “weak.”
Trump also talked about how he believed moderator Chris Wallace was “very, very, very easy by comparison” to the other things a president has to deal with.
Trump also talked about his Supreme Court pick and his stances on immigration, law enforcement and other platform planks. Trump’s speech was just under an hour in length, Politico reported, compared to his normally 90-minute long rally talks. At one point, the crowd chanted “Lock her up!” about U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar, The Hill reported.
Trump claimed to stand with law enforcement while “Sleepy Joe” stood with rioters. Biden has denounced violence at riots before, according to a Reuters fact-check. Trump also reiterated questions he asked during the debate about Hunter Biden‘s work in Ukraine and China.
Trump also spoke about how boring he believes politics will be whenever he does leave office.
Trump Has Events Scheduled in the Near Future
Trump has a number of events scheduled in the near future.
On Friday, October 2, Trump is hosting a Make America Great Again event in Sanford, Florida, starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time. This one is at the Orlando Sanford International Airport.
On Saturday, October 3, he’s hosting a Make America Great Again event in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The event starts at 3:30 p.m. Central time, with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. It’s being held at the La Crosse Regional Airport. Then at 6 p.m. Central time, Trump is hosting another event in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Vice President Mike Pence is hosting an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Thursday, October 1, at 12 p.m. Central time. Eric Trump is hosting an event in Becker, Minnesota, on the same day, starting at 3 p.m. Central time. Eric Trump is then hosting another event on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. Central time in Rothschild, Wisconsin.