This Morning: President Donald Trump holds reelection rally in Grand Rapids


President Donald Trump will be in Grand Rapids tonight for a reelection campaign rally.

This will be his first major public appearance since the summary of the Mueller investigation was released clearing the President and his campaign of colluding with Russia.

City officials say they’re expecting this to be a massive rally for President Trump, drawing in a crowd of 10-12 thousand people.

He’ll be speaking at Van Andel Arena tonight at 7PM but starting around 2:30PM city crews will start closing off several streets and parking lots.

The President will be in Grand Rapids for a Make America Great Again rally as the 2020 Presidential election season begins.

The rally is free but participants must register for tickets ahead of time.

This will mark the President’s 6th visit to Grand Rapids since 2016.

Doors open to the event at 4PM.

Tickets are available at Trump’s campaign website.

According to our media partners at WOODTV:

Streets near the Van Andel Arena will close starting at 2:30 p.m. Thursday and will remain closed until about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

  • Fulton Street West from Ottawa to Ionia
  • Weston Street SW, west of Ionia
  • Oakes Street SW from Ottawa to Ionia
  • Ottawa Avenue SW from Fulton to Oakes 
  • Parking in two surface lots will also be closed for the presidential visit.

Parking in two surface lots will also be closed for the presidential visit.

Area 2 on Oakes Street and Area 3 on Ionia will close at 12 a.m. Wednesday and will remain closed until midnight Thursday. Drivers who are cardholders for those lots will have access to the Louis Campau ramp on Monroe and the McConnell Ionia lot on McConnell Street near the Downtown Market.

Metered parking will also not be allowed in the following areas:

  • Ottawa Avenue NW between Oakes and Fulton
  • Oakes Street SW between Grandville and Market
  • Weston Street SW between Ottawa and Grandville
  • Weston Street SW west of Ionia
  • Lot at Fulton Street SW and Ionia

Those commuting downtown for the event should also keep in mind that Pearl Street is closed between Front and Monroe.

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