SATURDAY’S Texas stop of former president Donald Trump’s American Freedom Tour is almost sold out.
There were only 5,000 seats available ranging in price depending on proximity to the stage, with the priciest ones costing over $5,000.
This is a different event than the Save America rallies Trump has also been presiding over.
Trump will be joined by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo along with a number of conservative speakers at the Austin Convention Center, situated at 500 E Cesar Chavez Street.
Those speaking include Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr, Dinesh D’Souza, Kevin Sorbo, Ted Nugent, and Kimberley Guilfoyle.
American Freedom Tour president Chris Widener in a press release: “We are honored and thrilled to have President Trump lead the Austin and Birmingham rally.
“His speech in previous rallies electrified the crowd, bringing attendees to their feet time and again. Donald J. Trump personifies the traditional values of faith, family, finances, and freedom that made our nation great and are under such direct attack today.”
According to the event’s website, the American Freedom Tour emphasizes and promotes conservative ideals linked to faith, family, finance, and freedom.
The physical event runs from 8.15am until 5pm.
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Other recent Trump rallies, continued
On April 23, Trump headed to Ohio for a rally at Delaware County Fairgrounds and he went to North Carolina on April 9 as part of his Save America events.
He endorsed Republican candidates for Congress ahead of the upcoming 2022 elections as well as showed his support for Ted Budd, who is running to replace Senator Richard Burr in the Senate.
The event started at 4pm EST and was held at the Farm at 96, just 30 miles southeast of Raleigh.
What rallies has Trump held?
On May 1, 2022, Trump headed to Nebraska to hold a Save America rally at the I-80 speedway near Greenwood.
The event included speeches from Kellyanne Conway and Mike Lindell.
Trump spoke along with Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial candidate, Charles Herbster.
What’s the next stop on the tour?
After Austin, the tour will continue in Memphis on June 18.
Austin prepares for traffic delays
Due to secret service standards, the Downtown Austin Alliance issued a warning that there might be traffic delays and severe disruptions to hotels and businesses within a 3-block radius of the convention center, per CBS Austin.
The Austin Convention Center Department’s safety and security staff, according to a spokeswoman, will assist with the event’s security measures, as requested by the organizer.
They also said: “As a former President, the event will have enhanced security protocols. The Austin Convention Center Department is working with the event organizers who are in charge and responsible for the security details and protocols. They are also working with other national, local, and private security agencies.”
Ted Nugent’s performance
Although he’s not listed as a speaker, Ted Nugent will put on a special performance during the event.
What will the guests talk about, part three
The remaining speeches are titled:
- Strategies to Strengthen the Economy and Encourage Legal Immigration
- How to Stop the Democrat’s plan to steal America’s Wealth
- How to Revitalize America with Faith-based Conservative Values
- How to make America safe again
What will the guests talk about, continued
Mike Pompeo will give a speech entitled “How Diplomacy and Faith Can Move Mountains,” discussing leadership roles in everyday life.
What will the guests talk about?
Donald Trump Jr.’s speech will cover “how to win America back,” according to the event’s website.
His talking points include liberal spending, border patrol, and protecting American freedoms.
Who will be speaking at the event?
The list of guest speakers includes:
- Donald Trump
- Mike Pompeo
- Donald Trump Jr
- Ted Nugent
- Kimberly Guilfoyle
- Dinesh D’Souza
- Kevin Sorbo
- Sheriff Mark Lamb
- Candace Owens
How can I watch?
If you are unable to secure a ticket to the event, World-Wire.com said that they will be live streaming it from its website.
Trump’s NY Attorney General lawsuit, part three
“The Trump Organization has continually sought to delay our investigation into its business dealings and now Donald Trump and his namesake company have filed a lawsuit as an attempted collateral attack on that investigation,” the statement read.
James wrote the “investigation will continue undeterred because no one is above the law, not even someone with the name Trump.”
Trump’s NY Attorney General lawsuit, continued
The lawsuit alleges, “Letitia James is guided solely by political animus and a desire to harass, intimidate and retaliate against a private citizen who she views as a political opponent.”
Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, added, “By filing this lawsuit, we intend to not only hold her accountable for her blatant constitutional violations but to stop her bitter crusade to punish her political opponent in its tracks.”
James also released a statement regarding the lawsuit.
Trump’s NY Attorney General lawsuit
In January 2022, Donald Trump canceled a press conference he had planned to hold in Florida on the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
In a statement released, Trump stated that he would rather air his issues at a rally scheduled for a later date.
“In light of the total bias and dishonesty of the January 6th Unselect Committee of Democrats, two failed Republicans, and the Fake News Media,” Trump wrote.
He added, “I am canceling the January 6th Press Conference at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, and instead will discuss many of those important topics at my rally on Saturday, January 15th, in Arizona.”
Trump had also filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James.
Why did Trump sue Hillary Clinton?
Trump filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton, accusing her of attempting to tie his campaign to Russia.
The suit claims that Clinton and other democrats “orchestrated an unthinkable plot” where “the defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty.”
The suit seeks more than $72million in damages, which Trump and his legal team say is the sum of legal fees and other costs of defending against the alleged untruths.
Trump Jr texts, continued
The texts also noted that if those measures didn’t work, lawmakers in Congress could dismiss the electoral results and vote to keep President Trump in office.
It is unclear if Trump will address these claims at the rally on Friday or at any future point.
Trump Jr texts surface
Donald Trump Jr texted White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, two days after the 2020 presidential election with strategies for overturning the result if Trump’s father lost, CNN reported in early April.
The text was reportedly sent two days before President Joe Biden was announced as the winner.
CNN reported that Trump Jr’s text made “specific reference to filing lawsuits and advocating recounts to prevent certain swing states from certifying their results.”
When is the next Save America rally?
According to Trump’s website, the next Save America rally is scheduled for May 28, in Casper, Wyoming.
What happened at the last rally, continued
Although Trump voiced support for Dr. Oz, his close allies Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) and secretary of state Mike Pompeo have voiced their support for David McCormick.
The rally welcomed speakers including Pennsylvania congressmen John Joyce, Mike Kelly, and Jim Bognet, as well as the CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, and Dinesh D’Souza, a political commentator and director of the documentary 2,000 Mules.
It comes after another rally the former Apprentice host held on May 1, 2022, when Trump headed to Nebraska to hold a Save America rally at the I-80 speedway near Greenwood.
What happened at Trump’s last rally?
During the rally, Trump shared another compilation of Biden’s gaffes and also discussed the success of his social media app TRUTH.
The event, in support of GOP US Senate candidate and TV personality Dr Mehmet Oz, was held in Greensburg, Pennsylvania Friday at 8pm ET.
Trump announced he was endorsing Oz in April 2022 and told USA Today that Pennsylvania has “a tremendous opportunity to Save America by electing the brilliant and well-known” candidate.
Former Vice President Mike Pence makes his own picks
Pence announced on Friday he would be campaigning in support of Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s reelection.
Trump has offered his support to David Perdue, after naming Kemp an enemy for refusing to aid in overturning President Joe Biden’s win in Georgia.
GOP leaders undermine Trump’s picks
Trump has used several of his events to show support for other candidates who have upcoming elections.
On Tuesday, Charles Herbster — who Trump endorsed for Nebraska Governor — lost in the GOP primary after significant opposition from Gov. Pete Ricketts, reports The Washington Post.
Similar events have happened in Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.
Cheney claps back
Cheney then clapped back in January 2022 after she blamed him for the January 6 Capitol Riots and said that he is “clearly unfit for future office [and] clearly can never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again.”
“He crossed lines no American president has ever crossed before,” Cheney said during an appearance on This Week, via ABC News.
“When a president refuses to tell the mob to stop when he refuses to defend any of the coordinate branches of government, he cannot be trusted.”
Trump’s remarks about Liz Cheney
Over the years, Trump and Cheney have not seen eye-to-eye and have called each other out on several occasions.
In October 2021, Trump went as far as calling her a “smug fool” after she backed a criminal contempt vote against former White House aide Stephen Bannon, The Hill reports.
“Low-polling Liz Cheney is actually very bad news for the Democrats, people absolutely cannot stand her as she fights for the people that have decimated her and her father for many years,” Trump said at the time.
“She is a smug fool, and the great State of Wyoming, together with the Republican Party, fully understands her act. To look at her is to despise her,” he continued.
Why is Trump having a rally?
According to KWTX, the event is meant to build important relationships, help promote a conservative agenda, and protect America’s future.
Following his trip to Texas, he will then head to Casper, Wyoming, for a Save America Rally.
He is expected to show his support for Republican candidate Harriet Hageman, who is campaigning against Liz Cheney.
Over the years, Trump and Cheney have not seen eye-to-eye and have called each other out on several occasions.
Trump says ‘I’m BACK’ on Truth Social
Former President Donald Trump declared that he is “BACK” on Truth Social network after he vowed not to return to Twitter despite Elon Musk’s takeover.
Trump posted for the first time after saying on April 25 he would be joining Truth Social within the next several days.
“I’M BACK! #COVFEFE,” the former president shared to the platform, making a reference to his infamous 2017 viral tweet.