When you’ve got people saying that President Trump visiting town is bigger than the Super Bowl and bigger than Game 7 of the World Series, you have to feel REAL good about how 2020 is gonna turn out!
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Local reports say some people started lining up 36 hours ago! 😱
Here's what local CBS reported:
People were in line Wednesday morning ahead of President Trump’s campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire Thursday night. The event is attracting both fans and critics of the president.
It’s a 36-hour waiting game for Karen Desautels and Jennifer Axon from Western Massachusetts. “This is my bucket list,” said Desautels. “I mean I may never be able to be within a distance of a president again.”
The friends are first in line to see President Donald Trump speak Thursday night inside the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester.
This will be President Trump’s first visit to the Granite State for his 2020 campaign.
“When he comes out it’s like being at a rock concert,” said Chris Armes of Washington D.C.
WBZ Political Analyst Jon Keller says New Hampshire is an important State for Trump.
“It’s a state that in theory should be tailor-made for the Trump reelection campaign,” Keller said. “The economy is strong, it’s an overwhelmingly white state, but the numbers lately out of New Hampshire have not been good for Donald Trump.”
And from local NBC:
President Donald Trump is holding a rally in front of thousands of supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, looking to once again demonstrate his popularity with New Hampshire's Republican voters.
The "Keep America Great" rally started with a minutes-long ovation when Trump took the stage at Southern New Hampshire University Arena.
"You have a reputation for being very staid," Trump told the crowd. "You're not acting it tonight. And that's good. That's a good thing."
He had audience, which police said would reach as many as 11,000 people, vote on whether to stick with his old "Make America Great Again" slogan or go with "Keep America Great," which emerged as the slight winner.
He also taunted his rivals across the aisle, promising to pummel the eventual Democratic nominee with attacks a month before the general election next year, including a revival of the "Pocahontas" attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts should she win the nomination.
"I will let them have it like you've never heard before," Trump said.
He also alluded to the upcoming Senate election in New Hampshire, touting his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who is considering a run.
"He hasn't made up his mind yet but he would be fantastic," Trump said of the Granite State native, who was in attendance.
When protesters briefly interrupted Trump's speech, he made fun of one's weight: "Go home, start exercising." He also stopped the rally for about a minute as he called for a doctor for an apparent medical emergency in the crowd.
Trump attacked some other common targets, including the news media and his 2016 presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The audience responded to his speech with familiar chants as well, including, "USA," "CNN sucks," "Lock her up" and "Build the wall."
As Trump left New Jersey, where he is staying at one of his golf clubs for the week, Trump told reporters he should have won New Hampshire in the general election, but "we had a lot of people come in at the last moment ... from locations unknown. But I knew where their location was."
Trump didn't elaborate. He has previously claimed there was mass voter fraud in the 2016 election but never provided proof. Experts say voter fraud is rare.
He was greeted by Gov. Chris Sununu when Air Force One touched down in New Hampshire about 6:20 p.m. By then, the crowd inside the arena was energized, chanting and cheering.
Supporters of the president began lining up as early as Wednesday morning, hoping to get a prime location inside the arena — the same location where Trump held a rally the night before he won the New Hampshire primary in 2016.
"It's bigger than the Super Bowl," said Edward Young of New Jersey ahead of the rally. "It's bigger than Game 7 of the World Series. It’s bigger than New Year’s Eve in Times Square. It’s an amazing event."