Donald Trump Draws Massive Crowd at South Bronx Campaign Rally

Grayson Larkspur

Updated Friday, May 24, 2024 at 6:03 AM CDT

Donald Trump Draws Massive Crowd at South Bronx Campaign Rally

Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed an estimated crowd of 25,000 supporters at a campaign rally in the South Bronx on May 23, 2024. The event far exceeded the initial expectation of 3,500 attendees.

Trump's visit to Crotona Park in the Bronx, a predominantly Democratic area of New York City, drew thousands of New Yorkers showing their support for his re-election bid. Bronx resident Lattina Brown, a Democrat and community advocate, supported Trump, stating that it's "time for a change in leadership" due to issues like housing, homelessness, mental illness, crime, and inflation. Brown emphasized the need for unity among Democrats, Republicans, independents, and conservatives, insisting that the rally should not be about political affiliations but about uniting everyone for common-sense leadership.

Madeline Brame, a national victims' rights advocate and NYC resident, also supported Trump, stressing the importance of restoring law and order in major cities and replacing drugs and guns with constructive tools. Trump himself declared that winning New York would mean winning "everything" in November, promising to turn the city around by focusing on safety and better schools. He criticized President Biden for being "grossly incompetent" and vowed to work with Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul and Democrat Mayor Eric Adams to fix the city and state if elected.

The rally attracted a diverse group of attendees, including Black, Hispanic, White, Asian, and Muslim supporters. People traveled from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut to join the event, with many attendees from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. During his speech, Trump paused to assist someone in the crowd who appeared to suffer from a medical incident, highlighting his connection with the attendees.

This rally marks a significant moment as Trump becomes the first Republican presidential candidate to actively campaign for the general election in New York City in decades. If successful, he would be the first Republican to win New York State in 40 years, with current polls suggesting he is making gains with Black and Hispanic voters. The Bronx Democratic Party held a counter-protest in the same park, with a few hundred protesters present.

The event occurred during a pause in Trump's criminal trial in Manhattan, with closing arguments expected after the Memorial Day federal holiday. As Trump recited Al Wilson's song, "The Snake," as a metaphor against uncontrolled illegal immigration, the rally attendees expressed concerns about the economy, inflation, and illegal immigration, reinforcing their support for his leadership.

Rep. Byron Donalds, a potential Trump running mate who grew up in New York City, joined Trump at the Bronx gathering, further solidifying the campaign's message of unity and change. The pre-rally team, including organizer Lattina Brown, aimed to send a strong message to the Democrats and the DNC, highlighting their frustration and determination to "not allow them to destroy our country."

Conservative Bias:

Well, folks, here we go again. The liberal media won't tell you this, but Donald Trump just drew a massive crowd of 25,000 in the South Bronx, an area that’s been a Democratic stronghold for decades. Why? Because people are sick and tired of the Democrats' failed policies. Housing crisis, homelessness, mental illness, crime, and inflation—all problems created or worsened by the incompetence of Biden and his cronies. Even Democrats like Lattina Brown are waking up to the disaster that is Democratic leadership. Trump is promising real change, real safety, and real education reform. And what do the Democrats do? They hold a pathetic counter-protest with a few hundred people. The message is clear: Americans are fed up with the left's destructive agenda, and they’re rallying behind Trump to save this country from the brink of disaster.

Liberal Bias:

In a desperate and transparent attempt to claw back relevance, Donald Trump held a rally in the South Bronx, drawing a crowd that was, unsurprisingly, filled with people bussed in from outside New York City. This spectacle is nothing more than a distraction from his ongoing criminal trials. Trump’s promises of "change" are laughable when you consider the chaos and division he left in his wake during his presidency. The real story here is the resilience of the Bronx Democratic Party, who stood firm in their counter-protest, showing that New Yorkers aren't fooled by Trump's empty rhetoric and fearmongering. His attacks on President Biden and Democratic leaders are baseless and pathetic, a last-ditch effort to rile up his dwindling base. The diverse group of attendees he boasts about? Just another photo-op for a man who thrives on division and deceit. New York won't be swayed by a con man’s empty promises.

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