By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Bullhead City, Arizona: United States President Donald Trump received a big welcome from thousands of people during a “Make America Great Again Victory Rally” that was held on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport.
People from across the community and states of Arizona, Nevada and even California gather in line to hear United States President Donald Trump speak in his first appearance to the Colorado River desert community.
As soon as the gates opened at 9:00 a.m. MST, a sea of red rushed to get the best seat for the rally, and soon the first few of people walking fast in turned to thousands of people filling in the whole rally area, from end to end of the rally area.
ZachNews broadcast live the rally despite Facebook difficulties that caused interruptions to the live broadcast, including after United States President Donald Trump arrived at the airport, and causing problems viewing video on our website.
Before the United States President Donald Trump arrived, the rally began with a prayer, the pledge of allegiance and the singing of the national anthem.
Afterwards, local representatives for the county and state spoke to the packed crowd of people in red and American flag colors clothing.
A few minutes later, the crowd of people looked towards the south to watch as Air Force One landed along the runway at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport to a huge cheer.
ZachNews captured the moment during the live broadcast as Air Force One landed at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport.
United States President Donald Trump got out of Air Force One, and headed to the stage greeting the large crowd of people that have been awaiting his arrival.
For about an hour and a half, United States President Donald Trump spoke to the crowd of people.
** Read transcript of United States President Donald Trump speaking during the “Make America Great Again Victory Rally” at following website: **
During the United States President Donald Trump speaking, a plane and a F-16 aircraft was heard flyer overhead of the rally.
Minutes later, smoke was seen in the sky from what appears to be signal flares from the passing F-16 aircraft as the crowd of people on the airport ground cheered in amazed, even United States President Donald Trump was amazed saying, ”Wow. How about that? How about that.”
According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), “at approximately 1400 MDT (1:00 p.m. MST), NORAD F-16 aircraft investigated a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication with Air Traffic Control (ATC) and entered the Temporary Flight Restriction area surrounding Bullhead City, Arizona without proper clearance. The violating aircraft was non-responsive to initial intercept procedures, but established radio communications after NORAD aircraft deployed signal flares. The aircraft was escorted out of the restricted area by the NORAD aircraft without further incident.”
United States President Donald Trump continued speaking to the crowd of people, and thanked everybody who came out for the rally.
The rally ended with United States President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One, and with crowds of people watching, Air Force One took off from Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport to another rally in Arizona.
The community thanks United States President Donald Trump for coming to Bullhead City, Arizona, and everybody hopes that this visit to the Colorado River desert community wouldn’t be the last visit.
Thanks and great work to all of the people behind the scene working to make sure things were set up, and people were protected, including thanks to law enforcement and emergency personal.