Trump Supporters Line Up Early For President's Jacksonville Visit

Sep 24, 2020

Air Force One and President Donald Trump will be on their way to the River City for a rally Thursday ahead of the General Election. The Great American Comeback Rally is happening at Cecil Airport on Jacksonville’s Westside at 7 p.m.

Dozens of people were lined up for the rally by 5 a.m. One supporter said she came out at 2 a.m.

“I actually canceled my out-of-state move so I could be here to hopefully meet our president or at least be here to support and yell, ‘Four more years!’” Liza Huckins said.

The first person in line said he got there at 3 p.m. Tuesday, coming from out of town.

“On Feb. 18, 2017, President Trump pulled me out of the crowd and I ran up on stage and hugged our president and he gave me the microphone and I spoke to the world. This, this is who our president is," said Gene Huber, referencing a shirt he was wearing showing Trump hugging him on stage during a rally. “This is the hug of the American people because our president is the man of the people.”

An expanded version of this story that includes a video report is at News4Jax. WJCT News will have story coverage of the president’s later tonight on WJCT.org and during Morning Edition on WJCT News 89.9 FM.