Donald Trump rally in Melbourne confirmed

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President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Melbourne Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a re-election campaign stop being promoted by his campaign.

Team Trump-Pence, the successor to Donald J. Trump for President, announced the president’s rally would be at a 5 p.m. event at the AeroMod International Hangar at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport.

The appearance presumably is on his way for his weekly weekend visit to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. It also comes hours after SpaceX will be making the first launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center a few miles up the coast, fueling speculation that the president may also make a space center visit and take in the historic launch during his time in Brevard County.

His return to Melbourne is a return to one of the hottest campaign rally spots Trump had in Florida during his triumphant run through last summer and fall. A stop he made there in September — at another hangar at the Melbourne Airport — was absolutely overwhelmed with supporters who became infamously rowdy for him that evening.

There he’s likely to get a crowd not concerned with what his critics have focused on during his first month, including his relationship with Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin, his fights with the federal judiciary, or his staff’s gaffes and repeated misstatements. He’s likely to leave energized by an audience enamored by his immigration, border control, trade, and deregulation moves during his first weeks.

It’ll also be his first purely public appearance in Florida since he was sworn into office Jan. 20, though he has ben to Mar-a-Lago nearly every weekend.

Free tickets for the Melbourne event are available through the Team Trump-Pence websiteThe announcement also notes that campaign merchandise will be sold at the event. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


12 comments

  • Bobby Dee

    February 15, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    This is just costing the people of Florida more money. When he visits Mar-a-largo in Palm Beach it cost the state $1.5million in additional Security. You people voted for this you have to pay now.

      • Mike

        February 15, 2017 at 7:22 pm

        Is that the name of your new vaginal douche?

    • Michele R

      February 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Your an idiot, we finally have a president that’s for the people, the safety and security of our nation and your complaining about the cost of extra security when he’s in our state.

    • Michele R

      February 15, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Your an idiot, we finally have a president that’s for the people, the safety and security of our nation and your complaining about the cost of extra security when he’s in our state.

      • Bobby Dee

        February 16, 2017 at 5:50 am

        Since when is our country unsafe? 9/11 happened way back under Bush. Trump is going to ride the coat tails of a great administration and claim he did it.

  • Ryan G

    February 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    What’s the rally about?

    • Twyla D

      February 15, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      “President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in Melbourne Saturday afternoon in what is essentially a re-election campaign stop being promoted by his campaign. There he’s likely to get a crowd not concerned with what his critics have focused on during his first month, including his relationship with Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin, his fights with the federal judiciary, or his staff’s gaffes and repeated misstatements.” Note: “misstatements” is this media outlet’s polite way of saying that he and his spokespeople make continual and proveable outright lies. One can tell they are outright lies because whenever the responsible networks show a report of the statement they immediately follow it with a video of Trump saying exactly the oppposite! The man seems to forget that there is a public record of things he has stated in the past. The resignation/firing of Michael Flynn is only the latest example. In the space of three days the story has changed four times. As Sarah Palin so famously said, ” Kinda makes your head spin.”

    • Ryan

      February 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      His ego.

    • John

      February 16, 2017 at 12:19 am

      IDIOTS!

      • Joe

        February 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

        All the idiots will be at the rally! So take pictures and names so we know who to blame locally for this disaster!

  • Warren

    February 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Trump needs the positive attention because he’s such a weak person who has a serious narcissistic mental defect.

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