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President Trump MAGA rally draws thousands at Raymond James Stadium Thursday

Posted at 9:39 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 20:24:10-04

President Trump was in Tampa Thursday holding a Make America Great Again Victory rally at Raymond James Stadium.

The President’s supporters came decked out in Trump attire from head to toe.

Thousands packed an area outside Raymond James Stadium to see Donald Trump in person five days before the election.

“I’m thrilled to be here in my, our, home state. Florida," said President Trump.

The first lady joined the president for a rare campaign appearance.

“A vote for my President Trump is a vote for a better America," said Melania Trump.

The President went after Joe Biden throughout his talk, even calling him the worst candidate ever.

“You will have a crippling depression the likes you’ve never seen if Sleepy Joe becomes your President.”

But it’s the economy Trump touted the most, with new numbers showing a 33% growth in the last quarter.

“No other country small or large is recovering like us.”

The President said the country is turning the corner in the fight against the pandemic, saying a vaccine is coming in weeks.

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Throughout the rally, Tampa Fire Rescue said they received 16 calls for service at Trump's MAGA Rally. Fourteen people were transported to hospitals for not life-threatening issues primarily resulting from the heat.

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Officials said President Trump was allowed to hold the rally at Raymond James despite it being an early voting site because he was in the north parking lot — 150 ft. away from voters.