New Jersey supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (January 28) welcomed his first campaign rally in the state with a massive tailgate party.
Braving cold weather in lawn chairs and under tents, they waved “Trump 2020” flags and sported versions of his red campaign hat.
The Jersey Shore beach town of Wildwood, normally nearly empty in January, was abuzz with thousands of people despite the chilly temperature.
Some fans started lining up as early as Sunday (January 26). Many who could not gain entrance to the convention center, which holds about 7,000, watched on big screens outside.
Trump’s campaign rallies through the first three years of his administration have largely have been set in states he won in 2016. While he has been a regular visitor to New Jersey, which he lost by a 14-point margin, to stay at his golf club, Tuesday night’s rally was his first in the state.
(Production: Bob Mezan)