In Melbourne, thousands line up early for Trump rally

Supporters of President Donald Trump outside Orlando-Melbourne International Airport today before a 5 p.m. Trump rally.

Supporters of President Donald Trump outside Orlando-Melbourne International Airport today before a 5 p.m. Trump rally.

MELBOURNE — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump lined up hours in advance of a campaign-style rally he has planned here for 5 p.m.

 

Trump, spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, will make the brief flight on Air Force One, with the costs paid by his already-formed 2020 campaign, the White House said.

 

At 2 p.m., the line outside Orlando-Melbourne International Airport was more than half a mile long.

 

Some anti-Trump demonstrators are across the street.

Some anti-Trump demonstrators are across the street.

Ellen Buchholz of Melbourne got in line at 11 a.m. because she wanted to encourage other Trump supporters around the country.

 

“I think it’s very important for the core voters that voted for him between the coasts to see on the news that there’s still a lot of support for him despite a lot of the nonsense you see on a lot of channels,” said Buchholz.

 

Miami activist Bob Kunst is here with a rubber Hillary Clinton mask and “Trump vs. Tramp” and “Hillary for Prison” signs that he brought to both conventions and multiple campaign events last year.

 

The 2016 election is over, but not Bob Kunst's desire to see Hillary Clinton jailed.

The 2016 election is over, but not Bob Kunst’s desire to see Hillary Clinton jailed.

Though the election is over, Kunst says he still wants Clinton jailed for her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

 

“If he lets her loose and Obama loose, he’s allowing the criminal element,” Kunst said.

 

A few dozen anti-Trump protesters were demonstrating across the street from the airport.

 

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