People have been waiting in line since Sunday to get in to President Donald Trump’s rally in Houston, Texas for Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and the line is still growing.
Video captured by KPRC2 shows a multitude of people lining up outside the Toyota Center for Monday night’s rally, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT.
LIVE: Long lines of President Trump supporters outside Toyota Center ahead of tonight's Sen. Cruz rally: http://bit.ly/2EOcR6j
Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Monday, October 22, 2018
Some of the individuals waiting in line told KPRC2 they arrived as early as 7 o’clock Sunday morning.
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) October 22, 2018
Over 100,000 tickets have been requested for the Trump/Cruz rally, but the Toyota Center can only accommodate 18,000 people. The Trump campaign organized a “Big Texas Tailgate” for the overflow crowds.
BECAUSE TRUMP RALLIES WEREN'T ENOUGH LIKE SPORTING EVENTS: The TRUMP campaign announces a tailgate party in the parking lot of the Toyota Center before tomorrow's rally, featuring food trucks, live music, appearances by campaign spokespeople & big screens to see Trump’s speech. pic.twitter.com/ymwSOFteI6
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 22, 2018
“Texas is big, and so will be the turnout for our MAGA (Make America Great Again) rally in Houston, Texas, Monday,” said Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for Trump’s campaign.
One thing can’t be denied: Donald Trump has more star power right now than any other politician in America. If Trump can turn crowd sizes into votes in 2018 like he did in 2016, Ted Cruz will be fine.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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