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WATCH: President Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Newport News, Virginia

Rally scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., but VP Pence started speaking at about 8:15 p.m.

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

President Donald Trump held a rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on Friday night.

Rally was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., but VP Pence started speaking at about 8:15 p.m.

[Click here to watch a video of the rally]

Last week, Trump hinted at the rally in a tweet, before it was officially announced.

Dr. Natasha Dwamena, a Department of Public Health district director, said in a letter Thursday that the 4,000 people expected to attend Trump’s rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport would be breaking Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order generally banning gatherings of more than 250 people.

She said the rally should be canceled, rescheduled or scaled down to comply with the governor’s order.


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