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WATCH: Thousands attend President Trump’s campaign rally in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- People started lining up in the parking lot at the Broadmoor World Arena more than 24 hours ahead of time to snag the best spots for President Donald Trump's campaign rally Thursday in Colorado Springs.

You can watch a replay of the event below:

By 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the entire parking lot was at capacity.

Trump and Vice President Mike Pence flew to the Springs' Broadmoor World Arena in support of their own campaign and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's campaign.

President Trump arrives at Peterson Air Force Base

Pence landed at Peterson Air Force Base around 2 p.m. and began speaking at 4:45 p.m.

Pence began his speech touting job creation under Trump's administration, and he mentioned the recent impeachment trial of Trump, saying the president was "acquitted FOREVER."

The vice president said "Trump delivered on every promise he made to Colorado, and then some ... but we're just getting started." He praised Trump's decision to increase the budget for the Air Force and urged supporters to vote for "four more years."

President Trump took the stage to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA," and quickly thanked the thousands of supporters in attendance.

Trump stuck to the trend of touting America's military, and said when it comes to the armed forces, "we don't worry about budgets." He also showed appreciation for Colorado Springs veteran and USS Arizona survivor Don Stratton, who passed away recently.

After speaking about the military, Trump attacked one of his former friends, Mike Bloomberg, and other Democratic presidential candidates for their performance in Wednesday's debate.

Trump then took on what he called "fake news" media, praised several Fox News anchors, and said, "When we leave office in 26 years, they'll miss us."

The president drifted through a few topics before coming back to another Springs connection -- his appearance at last May's Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. He recalled shaking hands of more than 1,000 graduating cadets and said he approved a waiver that would let service academy athletes play professional sports before serving their military term.

Trump also said the decision on Space Force's headquarters location would be made toward the end of the year. He gave an indication that the Springs has a strong lead because of the amount of infrastructure already in place at Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases.

President Trump finished his speech by about 7 p.m.

Some schools in the area, including District 2, are letting students out early to avoid the road closures planned for Trump's arrival. Colorado Springs police haven't given a specific route that the presidential convoy will use, but it's expected that many roads in southern Colorado Springs leading up to the World Arena will be closed for hours starting around 3:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs / Local News / News

Andrew McMillan

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21 Comments

  1. Trump is a self-admitted sex offender, a liar, and a prove supporter of Putin, is there a moral and patriotic disconnect with these people?

    1. You need to worry about your broken Democrate party. The establishment DNC doesn’t want a socialist to represent their party, yet the people are voting Sanders in. Another example of the left’s hispocrocy. They accuse Trump of rigging an election, the DNC is doing just that.

  2. Lemmings. He is a horrible human being. I hope there is a lot of pussy-grabbing going on. If any protesters are shot, he’ll just pardon them.

    1. You’ve got that backwards. It’s you liberal left types that are the violent ones. Get your facts straight.

  3. Democrats are corrupt and are poisonous to taxpayers and their families. Be it Joe Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg, Pete or Elizabeth Warren. They all follow the left’s radical hyena’s of Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Al Green, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Talib, Ayanna Pressley, llhan Omar, Val Deming, and Hakeem Jeffries.

    If you vote Democrat, this is what you’ll get….

    -Sanctuary Cities & States..

    -Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.

    -De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE.

    -End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)

    -Drivers licenses for illegal aliens.

    -Voting rights for illegal aliens.

    -Late term abortions up to 9 months.

    -Opposed to ANY voter ID Laws.

    -Weaken our Military.

    -Destruction of all private health care (Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren)

    -The Green new deal.

    -Free medicare care for all including illegal aliens (taxpayer funded with a 52 trillion price tag)

    -Free college for all, including illegal aliens. (tax payer funded) Sanders-Warren

    -Disarming Americans.

    -Non citizens allowed to hold public office.

    -Socialism.

    -Citizenship for millions of illegal aliens & TPS.

    -Reparations.

    -Massive tax increases.

    -Open Borders.

    -Welfare & Food Stamps for illegal aliens. (Warren/Sanders)

    *View their speeches / debates on you tube or the candidates websites.*

    Democrat-Socialist Goals & Platform:

    1. Shout it out, Brother! Dims are for the destruction of America and all Americans! Their policies would bankrupt and destroy our country, and their stupid followers are so deranged they don’t care.

  4. NOTE: Only showing “a side” of a story doesn’t qualify as news… to qualify as news, ALL sides of a story being reported… That is News! But when one of the sides is only visible after it has been approved, that is Communist Emergency Marshal Law Occupying Belligerent Dictating the pre-determined PSYOPS Propaganda which is advertised/Propagandized by one de facto party… That is not news.

    Again, that doesn’t even qualify as “NEWS”, but rather, the predetermined Powerful Suggestion to falsely give people an illusion, but only under hypnotic delusions of the occupying dictator occupying the land and the slaves therein, including the programming under guise of “NEWS”! Come on folks, you have to think a little deeper, about the pictures your painting in the minds of the public, prior to making decisions, which give the appearance that this is a communist dictatorship, or some socialist realm.

    However, it doesn’t even come close to qualifying as News, when there are no opines being presented for the public to choose their belief, or the lack thereof. But when there are no differing opines, its not news, it is Brainwashing propaganda for the purposes of Programming the minds of the people to the bent of only an Occupying Belligerents view! That is not the land of the free, nor the home of the brave! Free people have freedom of choice! But the Choice is never made in advance or already predetermined for a free people! Be careful what you practice! More especially, with regards to matters of the Public At Large.
    Thank you.

  5. Furthermore KRDO,

    When the public comments STOP, after number 8, it is very clear that your not reporting news, nor public opinion! But to insult us by stopping our comments under the guise of a moderator, whom has to fist read it and make certain that its presentable for public, yet one of the only 8 that your moderator did approve, says: “I hope there is a lot of pussy-grabbing going on.” What exactly are you really trying to accomplish here?

    1. Buddy, you left a comment at 11 p.m. We don’t have a 24/7 moderator; I approved the comment when I got back in the office in the morning.

  6. welllllllllllll…I was gonna go, but I had some important stuff ta doo. like peel the taters,
    mow the lawn,watch the city guys work on the street,,.
    study what having tiny hands means…

    Sorry Donny,
    just couldn’t make it.

    1. Yes he is! By a landslide! Best President we’ve ever had! He loves America, he loves us, and we love him back!

  7. Ever notice that any news channel I have seen in Denver never mentions the ten thousand people inside and the twenty thousand outside? The best was Fox 31 that said a big crowd.

    Compare with the attendees to the Klobuchar rally in Denver. They was were a mere hand full by comparison.

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