Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Anticipation Builds Ahead of Trump’s First Post-Presidential Rally in Ohio

Former President Donald Trump’s first post-presidential rally is set to begin Saturday evening in Wellington, Ohio, marking the return of his signature campaign-style events, which attract heaps of eager supporters and bolster his base. tended to start a fire.

The rally, sponsored by the Save America movement, begins at 7 p.m. at the Lorraine County Fairgrounds, requires tickets to attend and opens doors for the event at 2 p.m. Notice on Trump’s official website.

Some rallies began to line up days before Saturday’s event, reflecting the enthusiasm Trump supporters showed around prior rallies.

David Arredondo, president of the Lorraine County Republican Party, told The Epoch Times of the pre-rally discussion, “It’s been crazy.” People are coming from all over the country for this. It’s exciting for us.”

Trump_MAGA_rally_in_Grand_Rapids9A6A0595 President Donald Trump at a MAGA rally on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Charlotte Cuthbertson / The Epoch Times)

The Ohio event will be the first of three scheduled public appearances, followed by a visit to the US-Mexico border with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on June 30, and a rally in Sarasota, Florida, on July 3.

At the Wellington rally, Trump is widely expected to target President Joe Biden for his handling of immigration, the economy and other key policy issues. Arredondo told Reuters that Trump’s focus at the rally will be on building support for the red wave in 2022, not his own potential presidency in 2024.

“There is no doubt that the priority is to elect Republicans in 2022,” Arredondo said. “This is the beginning of it.”

In a recent statement, Trump’s Save America PAC said the Ohio rally would be the first in a series of “in support of candidates and causes that advance the Trump administration’s MAGA agenda and achievements.”

In Wellington, Trump will promote former White House aide Max Miller, who is running against fellow Republican and incumbent Congressman Anthony Gonzalez from Ohio’s 16th District. Gonzalez was one of 10 GOP congressmen who voted to impeach Trump after the US Capitol riots on January 6.

Wellington Mayor Hans Schneider said he was told by organizers to expect 10,000 to 20,000 people to attend the rally and that dozens of law enforcement officers from surrounding areas would be brought in to help.

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Yug Times Photos A car is pictured in support of former President Donald Trump’s first post-presidential campaign rally at the Lorraine County Fairgrounds in Wellington, Ohio, on June 25, 2021. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

On Thursday evening, Cheri Diederich of Elyria was buying two new Trump T-shirts in special effects custom printing owned by Chris Goran, another Trump supporter, in the middle of downtown Wellington. Both women expressed excitement that Trump would be in town and both said they would attend the rally.

“I’m very excited,” Diederich said. “I kept watching. When it was announced that Trump would be in Wellington, I was like, ‘What?’ I am for him and against other people.

“I hope Donald Trump comes back—and before our country does more damage,” Diederich said.

On Friday, Trump told Newsmax that he would “make an announcement in the not too distant future” about whether he would run again, adding that his supporters were “to be thrilled” by the election results in 2024.

Republican strategists have repeatedly said Trump is laser-focused on helping the GOP retake the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm election.

Polls show that Trump enjoys a high level of support among registered Republican voters.

Michael Gross and Reuters contributed to this report.

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