Trump brings MAGA rally to Hertz Arena in Fort Myers

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President Donald Trump will hold a rally at Hertz Arena on Oct. 31 to encourage constituents to vote in the upcoming midterm election.

“It’s going to be nuts,” Harry Robinson said, a resident in Estero. “It’s good for him to get around and see the people and have the people see him.”

The rally taking place on Halloween will be Trump’s 37th in Florida and his second in Fort Myers since he began his race for the presidency in 2015.

LINK: Click here to register for free tickets

The Lee County Democrats Group said while they welcome the president, it is bizarre for him to come to a republican strong hold to support a weak gubernatorial candidate. The opposing party is referring to former Congressperson Ron DeSantis who is closely behind in the polls to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, for governor.

Trump is expected to discuss jobs and pay for working Americans. The president will most likely encourage his base to vote in the midterm elections, such as for DeSantis.

“Definitely excited,” Hannah Wermerskirchen said. “I think it’s cool anytime the president comes [no] matter if you love your president, if you don’t.”

Tickets are free, but they come on a first come first serve basis. Those intrigued should register online at The previous rally was filled to capacity.

Previous rallies by the president have been packed, regardless of wherever it is in the country and the significance of the day it takes place.

Wermerskirchen remembers the rally two years ago, which was held in the same arena but then named, “Germain Arena.”

“I can just imagine even just living here now and seeing even how traffic gets when a concert is in town,” Wermerskirchen said. “I can’t imagine what it will be like when the president of the United States comes.”

The main roads to Hertz Arena are Ben Griffin Parkway and Corkskrew. These are roads Wermerskirchen said can get pretty busy anyways. Add a presidential rally. Plus, throw in Halloween night.

“All the college kids are going to be out,” Wermerskirchen said. “The little kids are going to be out and now you’re adding adults to the mix, or anybody just going to see Trump. I  just think it’s going to be a crazy time.”

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