Last updated on September 8th, 2023 at 10:09 pm
South Dakota Republican Party Chairman John Wiik has announced that former President Donald J. Trump is slated to be a featured speaker at the South Dakota Republican Party’s upcoming “Monumental Leaders Rally.”
Trump Speaks at Monumental Leaders Rally in Rapid City, South Dakota
When: Friday, Sept. 8, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm ET (5:30 pm MT)
Where: Ice Arena at The Monument in Rapid City, SD
Live Stream: Watch Below
Live Stream – Trump Speaks in South Dakota (Sept. 8)
Live coverage is expected to begin around 5 pm ET but Trump is not scheduled to speak until later in the evening. Watch the live stream provided below by RSBN:
Tickets for this anticipated event, set for September 8, are now available for purchase. General admission tickets are priced at $25 for adults. The event, named the “Monumental Leaders Rally,” will showcase President Donald J. Trump and include a special appearance by Governor Kristi Noem.
900 More Tickets for Trump Monumental Leaders Rally in Rapid City:
Following the rapid sell-out of the initial 6,000 seats, the South Dakota Republican Party has responded by introducing an additional 900 seats to accommodate the overwhelming demand. The event’s venue, the Rapid City Ice Arena, has an official capacity of 7,500 attendees.
For those who missed out on the first round of tickets, there’s good news. The newly released tickets will be accessible to those on the waitlist starting Tuesday, August 29, at 10:00 AM Mountain Time. General public ticket sales will commence on Thursday, August 31, at 10:00 AM MDT.
Former President Trump’s appearance at the rally is expected to be a highlight of the event. He will share the stage with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), sparking discussions about the potential for Governor Noem to be a running mate if President Trump secures the GOP nomination.
According to reports from the Washington Examiner, adjustments are being made to accommodate the larger-than-expected crowd for Trump’s appearance at the Monumental Leaders Rally. The rally is scheduled to take place at the Rapid City Ice Arena on Friday, September 8, at 5:30 p.m.
President Trump’s last official visit to South Dakota was in July 2020 when he participated in the Fourth of July fireworks display at Mount Rushmore during his presidency. He continues to maintain strong support within the GOP ranks, consistently leading the polls in the party’s presidential field.
Governor Kristi Noem, who secured her South Dakota seat during the midterms with an endorsement from President Trump, is among a select few Republican governors who have been mentioned as potential contenders for the 2024 presidential nomination. Speculation has also arisen regarding the possibility of Governor Noem as a potential running mate for President Trump if he secures the party’s nomination.
Governor Noem has addressed these rumors. She expressed that she would be “shocked” if President Trump were to approach her as a running mate, though she indicated that she would “consider it” if the offer were presented, as she mentioned in a Fox News interview.
“Our Monumental Leaders rally just got 45 times better as we look forward to hearing from the original America First leader, President Donald Trump,” said Chairman Wiik. “President Trump accomplished so much for our country during his time in office. As the leading presidential candidate, he can inspire our Republican Party to even greater heights.”
In the context of these developments, it’s worth noting that President Trump is actively seeking the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential race. His participation in the Monumental Leaders Rally underscores his ongoing engagement in the political sphere.
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