Supporters of President Donald Trump began to arrive at the Capital Region International Airport before the sun rose Tuesday, even though the president’s rally was not scheduled to start until 2 p.m.
“I came out to support our wonderful president and also advocate that it is not only a one-sided support system for him,” said Justin Evelen, who stood through rain and temperatures in the high 30s. “It’s not all just white people — there’s LGBTQ, Latino, Black. There’s a whole bunch of people that support our president.”
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Trump arrived on Air Force One about 3 p.m. Cassidy Roy of Lansing said she was excited to hear Trump talk about how he would continue to uplift the country and bring unity.
“I’m just excited to see it,” Roy said. “It’s like a concert.”
Don Cochran said that he was once a strong supporter of Democrats and still is. After serving in the military for 30 years, Cochran said he pays a lot of attention to the way a president operates.
“I believe we are at a crossroads in our country right now, of course every year there’s a crossroads but this one seems to be a lot more important,” Cochran said.