WATCH: Donald Trump speaks at Tallahassee Automobile Museum
October 25, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Thousands gathered at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum on Tuesday evening to see Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally.
The Florida Highway Patrol said there was at least a 2 mile-long line on I-10 of cars trying to get to the rally, causing major traffic delays in the area.
One Trump supporter waiting in his truck said, "It's Trump, it's Tallahassee and this is Trump territory."
Initially, law enforcement was telling Trump supporters that they had to be in a vehicle to get into the rally, so many were getting free rides and hopping in the back of pickup trucks.
One group who got into the back of a truck said, "I think it's worth it in the fact that we were able to watch it live and be a part of it."
Around 5:30 p.m., vehicles were no longer being let into the event, leaving hundreds of supporters on foot locked outside the gates.
Supporter Lucy Mohs said, "I think if Donald Trump knew that these gates were closed, he would come out here himself and say open them and let us in... let them in!"
Waiting outside the gates, Richard Hudley said, "It’s like Woodstock out here! It's fabulous, look at all these folks, it's a big party!"
At least 500 people waiting outside were eventually let into the rally before the gates were shut again, this time for good.
Traveling from the east coast, Joseph Berlingo said, "I mean they're shutting the road right now, it's crazy. I've never see this in my life, like we went to the one in Jacksonville and it was crowded... but this is just unbelievable."
According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office, once Trump arrived, no one else was allowed into the rally. But that didn't stop “Trumpsters” from flying their flags.
"We had them on the truck and we knew we wouldn't get in, so we might as well just show the support we got," said Berlingo.
Showing support for Trump as he continues to campaign in the must-win state of Florida.
A line of
, just across the street.
200 to 300 law enforcement officers were on scene to assist with the event and Trump's arrival to the airport.
October 25, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Two weeks from Election Day, Donald Trump is making a final push for votes in the sunshine state. One of those stops is in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Trump supporter Harris Fields said, "This is the first time and we're all very excited to see our next president."
Fields says the crowds at Trump's previous rallies are all pretty impressive, "There were blacks, there were Muslims, white average workers, so it's a very diverse crowd."
Rallies that Fields says, seal his decision on who's getting his vote.
"So, going to these trump rallies, you get to see him for the man himself and you get to see the people that actually support him. That really sold the deal for me."
The owner of the Automobile Museum is excited to have a presidential candidate use his land, no matter Republican or Democrat.
DeVoe Moore said, "I think it's probably once in a lifetime, that that would happen."
"Two sets of parties and regardless of which party I think it would've been it's very neat having one or the other come on your property," said Moore.
Fields says he believes in Trump and his message.
"My heart was for Trump, I need to vote for the Republican," said Fields.
A message that Trump is no doubt hoping to get across to an undecided voter here in the capital city.
The actual event is not being held at the Automobile Museum itself, it is outside in the field next to the Museum property (parking is also in the field).
Gates to the field opened for parking at 2 p.m., event gates opened at 3 p.m., and the event gets underway 6 p.m.
Free tickets are available only at
October 24, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The details are set for Donald Trump's planned rally in Tallahassee.
After rumors began to circulate late last week that Trump would add a Tallahassee visit to his schedule, the Republican presidential candidate confirmed the details on his website over the weekend.
Trump is set to speak outside of the Tallahassee Automobile Museum Tuesday at 6 p.m.
It's Trump's first visit to Tallahassee as a presidential candidate. He's already made visits to other regional destinations this year, including Panama City and Valdosta.
The visit comes as Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, both tour crucial swing states two weeks ahead of the November general election.
It's the latest high-profile political visit to Tallahassee after months of visits from the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine, current Vice President Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, and Patrick Murphy.
While Bill Clinton has made three stops to the Tallahassee area this year, including a visit to Quincy on Friday, Hillary Clinton herself has not made a visit to the city this campaign season.
The Trump campaign hopes his visit to Florida boosts his numbers in what has appeared to be a close race in the Sunshine State. A
, 46% to 43%. The poll does fall within the 3.6% margin of error.
Trump's stop in Tallahassee Tuesday comes on the heels of rallies in St. Augustine, Tampa, and Sanford, Florida. He plans to head to North Carolina, another key battleground state, Wednesday.
Tickets for the rally can be registered
. Attendees can register for two tickets per mobile number on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Gates to the event open at 3 p.m.