Nearly 100,000 Supporters Showed Up for Trump’s Rally In Wildwood, New Jersey

by J Pelkey
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President Trump’s rally in Wildwood, New Jersey Saturday drew nearly 100,000 supporters.

By comparison, Trump’s rally resembled Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 speech in Sea Girt, New Jersey, which drew over 100,000 attendees.

At Sea Girt, Roosevelt campaigned on the failure of prohibition.

Crowds of supporters were seen lining up hours before President Trump’s expected arrival. Wildwood, a popular vacation spot on the Jersey Shore with a permanent resident population of fewer than 10,000, draws many visitors from southeastern Pennsylvania.

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From KXAN:

Lisa Fagan, spokesperson for the city of Wildwood, told The Associated Press that she estimated a crowd of between 80,000 and 100,000 attendees, based off her own observations on the scene Saturday, having seen “dozens” of other events in the same space.

Trump was joined on stage by several high-level endorsers including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who is still listed as a registered sex offender after pleading guilty in New York in 2011 to misdemeanor criminal charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute.

The beachfront gathering, described by Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., as the largest political gathering in state history, was designed to serve as a show of force at a critical moment for Trump, who is facing dozens of felony charges in four separate criminal cases with the election less than six months away.

Hours before he was scheduled to take the stage, thousands of Trump loyalists donning “Never Surrender” T-shirts and red “Make America Great Again” hats crowded onto the sand between the boardwalk and carnival rides to greet the former Republican president.

“The everyday American people are 100% behind him,” said Doreen O’Neill, a 62-year-old nurse from Philadelphia.

“They have to cheat and smear him and humiliate him in that courtroom every single day,” O’Neill said. “This country is going to go insane if they steal the election again.”


Should Trump succeed in winning New Jersey, he will be the first Republican to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1988.

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