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If the massive Trump rally in Arizona last night was a political earthquake, then the powerful aftershocks are still reverberating today.
We knew that the Trump rally last night was huge.
But we’re just now finding out exactly how HUGE it was.
Perhaps the most impressive data point coming out from last night’s rally is that 18% of attendees were Democrats.
Nearly a fifth of all attendees were registered Democrats who wanted to celebrate the President of the United States and his accomplishments… instead of watching a debate of socialist policies on T.V.
We also learned that 26% of attendees didn’t vote in 2016, but are fired up to vote this November!
More data points from Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale below:
Arizona is just the latest Trump rally showing a trend of Trump appealing to Democrats, Independents, and moderates.
The Washington Examiner has a breakdown of what it all means:
Thousands of enthusiastic Trump supporters lined up hours before the Arizona event, which took place at the same time that the 2020 Democratic candidates were taking the stage for a primary debate in Nevada.
The latest rally numbers are indicative of an overall trend at Trump events, where a sizable chunk of the audience consists of registered Democrats, independents, or 2016 nonvoters.
Almost half of the attendees at a recent Trump rally in Ohio were Democrats or independents, and the majority of attendees at a Wisconsin rally were not Republicans. Seventeen percent of the attendees at Trump’s latest rally in New Hampshire weren’t engaged in the political process enough to vote in 2016, while about 10% at his New Jersey rally felt the same way.
“I see the socialists are taking over this country. I am scared,” Phoenix rally attendee Lisa Kamplin-Gran told Cronkite News before the event.
“When they control you, they take your freedom,” she said. She added she was a Democrat before her fellow “Democrats sold us out.”
Indeed, the enthusiasm behind Trump 2020 is undeniable.
Take a look at these massive crowd shots before and during Trump's Phoenix rally!
Can you imagine any of the Democrats attacting even 5% of Republicans?
Trump is building a true coalition of voters from different walks of life to Keep America Great.
The Democrats have a rude awakening coming this November if they keep on their socialist path.
The Hill has more on the president's remarks:
Trump positioned himself as a champion of rural communities and those living in inner cities, taking credit for the strong jobs numbers and stock market gains. Trump specifically mentioned low unemployment rates for minority communities, women and veterans.
He also focused on the U.S. military’s erosion ISIS's territorial control, touting the successful operation against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his administration’s controversial strike against Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
And he promoted his administration’s policies on immigration, trade and healthcare, seeking to draw a stark contrast with Democrats.
“At stake in our present battle is the survival of our nation,” Trump said. “This election is so important.”
The president also fleetingly criticized House Democrats over his impeachment, decrying it as a “hoax” and an attempt to “nullify your ballots.” At one point, the president labeled Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a “wacko.”
Trump’s Phoenix stop marks the first of three campaign rallies he will headline over the next three days as part of a broader trip west that includes both official and political business. Arizona, which Trump won by a few percentage points in 2016, has emerged as a battleground state in the 2020 election.
In case you missed it, you can watch Trump's Arizona rally below: