GALLERY: Crowd Gathers As Donald Trump Makes His Way to Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - After a bit of confusion about where exactly President Trump's Minnesota campaign rally would be held on Friday, Rochester was finally confirmed as the location Thursday night.
It was originally announced on Wednesday that the location of the rally would be Rochester but was abruptly moved to McNeilus Steel in Dodge Center Thursday morning. Hours later, reports came in that the rally had been canceled at the Dodge Center site after the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office requested the organizers submit a pandemic preparedness plan.
The original Rochester Airport site was back on.
Trump supporters flocked to the Rochester Airport Friday to attend President Trump's campaign rally, some arriving early in the morning to claim their spot. Just after 1:00 PM, a press release from the city of Rochester indicated that the 250 maximum capacity of the rally had been reached, and no more people would be allowed in, however, crowds continued to grow in an overflow section about 50 yards behind the gates to enter the tarmac where the President will speak. A large jumbotron TV screen was being set up to face the overflow section.
President Trump spoke in Green Bay, Wisconsin earlier this afternoon, leaving the podium around 4:30 PM with his next stop in Rochester, MN.