Enthusiasm mounts as villagers line up for Trump’s rally on Friday afternoon

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The Villages Polo Fields were in turmoil on Friday morning as locals began to queue and workers and volunteers scrambled to get everything ready for President Donald Trump’s visit to the ‘afternoon – his first scheduled appearance after Thursday night’s heated debate with Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden

Fans of President Trump – many in patriotic clothing and even one dressed as Superman – came to the Villages Polo Fields on Friday morning for the chance to hear the president speak before Nov. 3 General Election Some arrived Thursday evening before and others arrived early in the morning on Friday to queue at 8 am

Temperature checks were underway on locals who came for President Trump’s rally at the Villages Polo Fields on Friday

A long line of those hoping to see the president – many of whom wore no masks – had formed at the polo fields by mid-morning Most of them dressed in patriotic clothes, one of them even wearing a Superman costume and a wig similar to Trump’s signature hairstyle They didn’t seem embarrassed to stand in line for several hours in the hot Florida sun for the chance to hear the president speak before Nov. 3 General election

Meanwhile, audio checks were underway on the audio equipment and singer Lee Greenwood’s « God Bless the USA » could be heard throughout the polo complex. Greenwood, who has family ties to Leesburg, has been a regular visitor to the villages for the past 20 years He has signed books at Barnes & Noble in Lake Sumter Landing, performed at the Sharon L Morse Performing Arts Center, and sang at one of Trump’s inaugural events in January 2017 – which led to speculation on Friday that he could make a surprise appearance at the polo fields to perform his signature song

Villagers and other area residents begin to show up at village polo fields at noon Friday, when doors opened for 4:30 p.m. for President Trumpm to rally

The stage was set and the seats for the legions of Trump supporters were in place Friday morning at the Villages Polo Fields in anticipation of the president’s arrival for an afternoon rally

Trump is expected to arrive at the polo grounds for his 4:30 p.m. “Make America Great Again Victory Rally” aboard the presidential Marine One helicopter after he likely flew to Ocala International Airport, where he held a rally similar last week and rejoiced at the crowd’s size and health after testing positive for COVID-19

A staff member who worked the polo fields on Friday morning said the president, who is known for his showbiz-type entrances, wanted to arrive by Marine One to « rock » the area, presumably to excite the crowd before he goes on stage

A lot of equipment and many red, white and blue banners were put up on Friday morning at the Villages Polo Fields in anticipation of President Trump’s arrival

Ken Lieberman, from the village of Hillsborough, will serve as a volunteer shuttle driver at Friday’s event

As in the previous election, but maybe even more so this time around, Florida is seen as a must win for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence Friday’s rally will mark the president’s second visit to the community , after speaking at a Medicare-themed event at Sharon last October During this visit – he called his Democratic enemies « maniacs » to thunderous applause – the president also flew to the polo fields aboard Marine One before going to the Sharon in a motorcade.

Pence, who is no stranger to The Villages either, was at Brownwood on October Ten for a rally that drew large crowds of fans adorned in red-white-blue The Vice President spoke in a landscaped area in the parking lot behind the Barnstorm Theater and told his supporters, « The choice in this election is whether America will remain America »

A makeshift walkway leads to the rows of seats and the stage where President Trump will speak on Friday afternoon at the Villages Polo Fields

Villagers and locals began lining up at the polo fields on Friday morning ahead of President Trump’s rally in the afternoon

Trump is the second sitting president to visit Florida’s friendliest hometown The first was President George W Bush, who hosted a large re-election rally in Lake Sumter Landing in October 2004 Bush was a close friend of the end of Villages developer H Gary Morse, but unlike the former president, Trump was not backed by Village leaders when he first ran in 2016

But the president has enjoyed the immense support of many locals who are members of Villagers for Trump, a grassroots organization founded by villager David Gee.The club’s membership has grown rapidly and they anticipate, with members of the Trump Team 2020 Florida Villages Chapter to host a golf cart rally on Saturday at 4 p.m.m in Lake Sumter Landing to support the president’s candidacy for re-election

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