President Donald Trump led his second rally today since his coronavirus diagnosis. Here’s a look at how many people attended the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, rally on October 13, along with crowd size photos and overflow photos.
Between 6,000 & 10,000 People Attended Trump’s Johnstown Rally
The rally was held at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport and unofficial estimates by local media ranged from 6,000 to 10,000 in attendance, The Tribune-Democrat reported.
The Philadelphia Inquirer observed that almost everyone wore masks while they were in line, but many took off their masks once they reached their seats and social distancing was not observed. When he arrived, Trump tossed masks to supporters in the crowd.
As he takes the stage at his airport rally in Johnstown, PA., Pres tosses MAGA face masks to supporters. But doesn’t tell them to wear them. Some are, some not. pic.twitter.com/Ht8BFGzBLy
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 13, 2020
The rally took place after the second day of Amy Coney Barrett‘s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. Off and on during Trump’s speech, attendees chanted: “Fill that seat!”
Jack Posobiec, a conservative contributor for OAN, shared this video of the crowd at the event:
Trump crowd in Johnstown, PA is massive pic.twitter.com/EZ7WZ5uYl9
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 14, 2020
During his speech, Trump told the crowd that he felt like “Superman” after surviving the coronavirus. He referred to himself as being “immune,” which he has also said in previous speeches. He also joked about how he wanted to say hello to the people who already had it too since they were immune.
Trump also spoke about education, school choice, immigration, sanctuary cities, the Second Amendment and other topics related to his campaign platform.
People began arriving in the morning for the rally, and among them were 100 people visiting from Japan, The Tribune-Democrat reported.
100 Japanese attending Trump Rally at Johnstown, PA today . pic.twitter.com/PbTQaVStdD
— Tadashi Igarashi (@Tigarashi) October 13, 2020
Here’s another video from the event, shared by Abigail Marone of Trump’s 2020 Rapid Response Team.
Pennsylvania is Trump country! 🇺🇸
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) October 14, 2020
Many people watched Trump speak on a large screen outside once the venue itself ran out of space. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, a conservative publication, shared this photo of the overflow crowd outside Johnstown.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) October 14, 2020
Trump Has Additional Rallies Planned This Week
Trump is currently planning additional in-person rallies this week.
A Des Moines, Iowa, rally begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, October 14, at Des Moines International Airport.
Then on Thursday, October 15, he’ll host a Greenville, North Carolina, rally at 1 p.m. Eastern time on the day of what would have been the second presidential debate. This will be at the Pitt-Greenville Airport.
On Friday, October 16, he’s hosting a rally in Ocala, Florida, at 3 p.m. Eastern time at the Ocala International Airport.
He’s also hosting a rally later in the day on October 16 at 7 p.m. Eastern time in Macon, Georgia, at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
Trump’s Doctor Says He Tested Negative for COVID-19 Twice Before Resuming In-Person Rallies
Before October 12, which marked Trump’s first rally since his coronavirus diagnosis, his doctor announced that he had tested negative twice.
Masks are not required for rally attendees, but Trump often throws masks to the crowd when the rally begins. At many of the rallies, temperatures are taken before people are allowed inside.
At the rally, supporters who did wear masks typically wore masks with Trump’s logo.
Some held signs saying “peaceful protester.” Trump often refers to his rallies as “peaceful protests.”
Supporters were typically enthusiastic and stood close together, as they commonly have at his rallies.