Update at 10:30 p.m.: Donald J. Trump is speaking at a rally near Pittsburgh, PA, ahead of his campaign stop in Loudoun County later tonight. He is running more than two hours late. “We’ll call it a midnight [rally],” he said at the Pennsylvania rally. “That will be my fifth of the day.”
Update at 10 p.m.: Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has not taken the stage yet at a rally near Pittsburgh, PA, planned for 8 p.m. Meanwhile, thousands are gathered for a Trump campaign rally at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, which was scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. It will be the candidate’s fifth campaign stop of the day. The event was capped at 2,200 people, and hundreds more have been turned away.
As Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump prepares to take the stage at a rally outside Pittsburgh, PA, hundreds of people were lined up outside the Loudoun County Fairgrounds in hopes of hearing the candidate later tonight.
The fairgrounds are located on a narrow two-lane road and tonight it is lined with parked cars as many rally-goers arrived too late to get one of the too few on-site parking spaces. Instead, they parked and hiked to the rally site—some walking a mile or more. Once at the site, they joined a long line waiting to clear security.
Trump isn’t scheduled to take the stage in Leesburg until 9:30 p.m. but two hours before that the bleachers in the rally venue were full and those who staked out spaces in the dozen rows of standing room in front of the stage already were shoulder to shoulder.
During a break in the stage music at 8 p.m. the first chants of the evening—”lock her up”—filled the interlude.