MANCHESTER N.H. – Supporters were denied entry to a Trump rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday after it reached capacity.
Ticket holders had waited in below freezing temperatures for hours at Southern New Hampshire University Arena, and after being denied entry they attempted to rush into the building just after 6 p.m.
“Everyone wants to get in there and see the man,” Connecticut resident James Beaudion continued, “I just drove three hours from CT all I got was this Trump scarf.”
“I don’t think he cares one bit about the citizens of New Hampshire. He will open with a lie, lie every sentence out of his mouth until the end of the evening,” New Hampshire resident Catherine Johnson said.
Former President Donald Trump took the stage at 7 p.m. alongside political allies including the Governor of opponent Nikki Haley’s home state, South Carolina.
“That’s why we came. We came to hear him talk, hear what he’s going to do for the next four years, and make America great again,” New Hampshire resident Matt Purcell said.
The former President, who is facing dozens of criminal charges and in four separate criminal cases, discussed the Southern border, and reinvigorating the economy at Saturday’s rally.
He also took aim at the New Hampshire governor ahead of the Primary on Tuesday.
“You have a Governor that lets democrats vote in the republican primary,” Trump said.
The rally also attracted people who were not supporters of the former President.
“I could honestly understand why they voted for him in 2016 right, he had no proven track record, you know he was a celebrity, we’re a culture that loves that. In 2020 he had proven himself unfit to be President, but I respect the right to have an opinion,” Johnson told WBZ.
“I would not vote for that man literally if my life depended on it,” Johnson continued, “I don’t know that I really want to be here, but I love the first in the nation primary and I’ve been to about 80 events.”
According to the New Hampshire Secretary of State more than 400,000 voters are expected to turn out.
Trump had previously attained 35% of New Hampshire voters in 2016.