It was one of the most controversial rallies in recent history. Trump hosted a rally on March 19th, which had its detractors and supporters alike. Most people were wondering how many attended this rally at different points through the day and evening when estimates ranged from 7 to 25 thousand attendees.
CNN was able to get crowd size photos of Trump’s Arizona rally. The pictures show that the event had a large amount of people in attendance. Read more in detail here: cnn.
Getty Trump during a rally in Arizona in 2022.
On Saturday, January 15, former President Donald Trump held his first “Save America” rally of 2022 in Florence, Arizona. Here’s a peek at how many people showed up for Trump’s event, as well as images from the audience and updates on what transpired.
Trump’s rally in Arizona drew over 15,000 people.
Former President Donald Trump prepares to speak at the Canyon Moon Ranch festival grounds in Florence, Arizona on January 15, 2022.
According to AZ Central, the event was held at the Country Thunder Festival Grounds. Trump’s address was set to start at 7 p.m. MST, with the rally doors opening at 2 p.m. His address started a little later than expected, about 7:17 p.m. Kari Lake, state Rep. Mark Finchem, Reps. Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs, and Debbie Lesko, as well as Kelli Ward, Mike Lindell, and Boris Epshteyn, were among the other speakers, according to Axios.
AZ Central claimed that thousands of people were already at the event grounds in the afternoon, only a few hours after doors opened. According to the magazine, traffic was backed up for almost an hour outside the event location, and some people had waited more than three hours to get inside.
The demonstration drew over 15,000 people, according to Yahoo! News (via the Arizona Republic). Meanwhile, according to a tweet reposted by her official account, Liz Willis of the right-wing network RSBN estimated that roughly 20,000 people attended the event. The Florence Police Department predicted a crowd of around 30,000 people in a letter dated January 13.
When Steve Monacelli of Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, and Dallas Weekly arrived at the event, he and other members of the press were informed the press tower was full, despite the fact that others were still being let in.
I’m here the Trump event, and it’s been stated to me and other members of the press that it’s “full.” They said that additional individuals are still walking in since the “press tower” is filled. I said that all I wanted to do was hang out with the crowd. pic.twitter.com/ymZRquWj54
January 16, 2022 — steven monacelli (@stevanzetti)
He then said that, despite the fact that members of the reporters accompanying him were not permitted inside, he was able to attend the event.
These photographs of the audience were supplied by Ed Henry of the conservative magazine Real America’s Voice.
Anthony Kern, a former Arizona congressman who was in the Capitol on January 6, addressed the audience before Trump and told the rally, “This is our 1776 movement,” according to Will Steakin of ABC News.
NEWS: Trump has invited an ex-Arizona senator who was in the Capitol on January 6th to speak at his event in the state tonight.
“This is our 1776 moment,” Anthony Kern addressed the gathering. pic.twitter.com/1BjFaiiJ9l
January 16, 2022 — Will Steakin (@wsteaks)
According to Steakin, the audience chanted “lock him up” at one point, referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Here’s another shot of the crowd:
During Trump’s address, he referred to Biden as “a catastrophe” for the nation and invited Kari Lake to join him on stage for a few moments. Lake is a Republican gubernatorial contender.
During his address, he also promised to conduct his own inquiry into the Capitol disturbances on January 6.
This Was Trump’s First 2022 Rally
This Was Trump’s First 2022 Rally. Trump held a September rally in Georgia. He also held a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in October 2021, a rally in Alabama in August 2021, and an Ohio rally in June 2021.
He was booed at an Alabama event in August after ordering the crowd to get their immunizations. “You know what?” he said. I firmly believe in your rights to liberty. You must carry out your responsibilities. But, I encourage getting the immunizations; I did it and everything worked out well. “Get your immunizations.”
Trump has yet to declare whether or not he will run for president in 2024.
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