This will be Trump's first campaign event since ending his 2016 election bid at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. While that event was massive, tonight's event is expected to be a historic turnout for Trump followers. According to sources on the ground, a line began forming in the early hours of Monday morning, with a handful of people camping out -- 40 hours before the start of the event.
Trump said in a tweet from earlier this week that he was expecting record crowds at the event.
“Big Rally tomorrow night in Orlando, Florida, looks to be setting records. We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody,” Trump tweeted. “Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible - and it will only get better!”
While Trump likes to tout his crowd sizes, his recent claim may be true. Judging by some of the images on Twitter, thousands are already gathered ahead of the kick-off rally tonight.
Tonight's event is first-come, first-serve, and by the looks of it, if you're not in Orlando by now, chances are that you won't be getting it.
While numerous Trump backers are expected to attend the rally, protesters who vehemently oppose Trump are also expect to show up. One activist group plans on flying Baby Trump at the Orlando rally. According to the article below, organizers who oppose Trump raised $4,230 to bring the balloon to Orlando.
Tonight's rally is slated to start at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live on multiple news outlets.