Last updated on September 12th, 2023 at 03:30 am
Rapid City, South Dakota – Former President Trump embarked on his campaign journey today in the Midwest, taking center stage at the Monumental Leaders Rally in South Dakota to deliver a keynote address.
“Tonight, Mr. President, my message is clear, it is an honor to have you with us here in South Dakota,” Noem said during the Monumental Leaders rally in Rapid City, S.D., adding, “You’ve made America Great Again once, let’s do it again.”
Trump Speaks at South Dakota Republican Party’s Monumental Leaders Rally
Time: 9:30 pm ET (7:30 pm MT)
Live Stream: Watch Below
The event, which took place at The Monument Civic Center near downtown Rapid City, is billed as a fundraiser for the state Republican party.
However, it carries significance beyond fundraising, according to state GOP leaders. They emphasize that Trump’s visit to South Dakota is driven by his commitment to the party rather than any self-serving motives. Notably, this occasion also marks the inaugural Monumental Leaders dinner, designed to celebrate state Republican party leaders.
Live Stream – Trump Rally in Rapid City, South Dakota (Sep- 8)
Thousands have already secured their tickets for the GOP Rally, where Donald Trump and Kristi Noem address the crowd at the Rapid City Monument on Friday, September 8th.
For those eager to witness this significant event, live coverage of President Trump’s visit to South Dakota is here:
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Trump Speech at Monumental Leaders Rally in South Dakota
If you plan to attend the Republican rally featuring former Donald Trump, be prepared for temporary changes in traffic patterns and parking arrangements. The west side of the Monument will have designated temporary drive lanes and parking areas. The drive lane off Mount Rushmore Road will be closed directly in front of the venue. Guests entering from Mount Rushmore Road will access parking lot A2 and exit via lot B1, leading to the drive lane in front of Entrance B.
Beginning at 4:30 p.m., the west side drive lane and parking lots will be closed to all traffic until the conclusion of the rally. However, parking lots on the east side of the Monument will remain open without adjustments.
In addition to the rally, the Monument is hosting the Rapid City Invitational Volleyball Tournament, adding to the excitement of the day.
As is often the case with high-profile events, protests are expected. A group named Liberty and Justice for All plans to gather for a protest at 4:30 p.m. Samantha Chapman, advocacy manager for the state ACLU, advises protesters to come prepared.
“When we’re talking about attending an event as a protester, it’s essential to have in mind what you’re going to bring with you before you go,” Chapman advises. She emphasizes the importance of understanding your rights when protesting in public spaces versus private property and knowing how to engage with law enforcement while upholding First Amendment rights.
Chapman highlights the power that comes with First Amendment guarantees and reminds individuals that the ACLU is not affiliated with any groups organizing protests. Brendyn Medina, spokesperson for the Rapid City Police Department, notes that an event permit has already been filed.
As Rapid City braces for this significant event, all eyes will be on the Monumental Leaders rally, where Donald Trump and Kristi Noem are set to address a captivated audience. Stay tuned for live coverage as history unfolds in the heart of South Dakota.
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