TAMPA, Fla. — The city of Tampa is gearing up for a presidential visit on Tuesday evening.
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President Donald Trump is holding a rally on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
Before the rally, President Trump will visit Tampa Bay Technical High School for a roundtable discussion on Workforce Development in Tampa. The roundtable discussion is scheduled for 5:50 p.m.
A handful of protesters gathered outside the fairgrounds expo hall in Tampa, Florida, to protest President Donald Trump's visit hours before his scheduled arrival.
One of the early protesters was Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Florida billionaire Jeff Greene. He parked a bus with the words "Trump's worst nightmare" outside the venue Tuesday, drawing more than a few heckles and taunts.
He says he wants Trump "to see that not everyone believes in what he does here in Florida."
Another protester held a sign showing Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and brought a speaker to play The Beatles' "Back in the U.S.S.R." repeatedly.
The song mixed with the taunts from people in cars and a man screaming into a loudspeaker about Jesus.
Nearby, two men held a large Confederate flag.
Tuesday's rally will be the 36th rally that President Trump has held in Florida and his eighth rally in the Tampa Bay Area, since he first began his run for the presidency in 2015.
Will be in Tampa tonight. A big year for @RepDeSantis, who will be a great governor for Florida. Strong on Crime, Borders and our 2nd Amendment. Big help on Tax & Regulation Cuts. Loves our Military & our Vets. Has my Full & Total Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
What you need to know about the rally:
- Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 7 p.m.
- Doors open at 4 p.m. for General Admission
- Click here for tickets
- Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida
- (4800 US-301, Tampa, Florida 33610)
- The President is expected to address "the latest record-breaking jobs and economic data from the booming Trump economy, his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and the importance for Floridians to get out and vote this fall for key races to support his agenda; including to support Rick Scott who is running to defeat Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate, Matt Gaetz for re-election to the U.S. House, and Ron DeSantis for Governor" according to the Trump campaign.
Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida. Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes - Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018