According to Twitter uses on the scene, attendees waiting to hear President Donald Trump speak at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport hangar waited several hours to get in and the line reportedly stretched at least one mile past the gate.
This is the back of the line to the Trump event. Almost a mile from the gate pic.twitter.com/nIhBtev4jO
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 18, 2017
Other journalists tweeted out images of the crowd inside the hangar, which looked to be sizable and eager to hear Trump speak in what the White House has called a “campaign event.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 18, 2017
Citizen journalists were also documenting the event as Air Force One arrived around 5:30 p.m.
Massive crowd at Trump Florida rally! pic.twitter.com/HcBXyb2Yot
— Vote Trump 2020 (@GoTrumpFL) February 18, 2017
One Twitter user posted a video of the crowd streaming in, saying that “the media will never show you this.”
— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) February 18, 2017
According to a filing with the Federal Election Commission, Trump filed paperwork indicating a possible 2020 run the day he was inaugurated.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday was asked about the Saturday rally and called it “a campaign event” and said it was “being run by the campaign.”