Confusion, security cause long lines at Trump rally

Confusion, security cause long lines at Trump rally

March 15th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Politics State

President Donald Trump waves as he gets off Air Force One Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. Trump is scheduled to visit the home of President Andrew Jackson and later in the day speak about health care at a rally. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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Half an hour before President Donald Trump was set to speak at his Nashville rally at Municipal Auditorium, the second tier of the stadium was all but empty.

Doors for the rally opened at 3:30 p.m. and the earliest supporters lined up outside the auditorium around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, with thousands of people braving the cold throughout the day. Even after the auditorium started letting fans in, lines for the rally still snaked around the stadium minutes before Trump was originally scheduled to deliver his remarks.

Musical acts and big name speakers like U.S. Senator Bob Corker stalled for time to allow the upper tier seats to fill before the president delivers his speech. But the show had to go on, the campaign only had the auditorium booked through 9.

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