Last updated on August 16th, 2023 at 08:23 am
Donald Trump is heading to Erie, Pennsylvania, for a rally at the Erie Insurance Arena, following the announcement of new charges against him by special counsel Jack Smith.
Trump Rally in Erie, Pennsylvania
When: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Live Stream: Watch Below
Live Stream – Trump Rally From Erie, PA (July 29)
For those unable to attend the rally in person, coverage from RSBN is expected to begin around noon with Trump set to speak around 6 pm ET. Watch the live stream below provided by RSBN via Rumble:
Some Guest Speakers
- U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-16th Dist.
- U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9th Dist.
- Former U.S. Rep. Fred Keller
- Former U.S. Ambassador Carla Sands
- Sean Parnell
Return for live updates before and during the event.
The timing of the rally coincides with a significant political moment in Iowa, where all leading GOP candidates gathered for a showcase event. Trump’s growing legal peril from the new charges looms over the political landscape, prompting his rivals to carefully navigate the situation.
Every time new charges are announced, Trump’s support seems to grow stronger as more Americans see the double standard of justice being carried out by the Biden administration.
The charges include an allegation of seeking to delete surveillance video, and additionally, a second Trump aide has been indicted for obstruction of justice.
Despite the legal cloud surrounding Trump, his opponents at the Iowa event mostly ignore the case against him, fearing it might alienate his considerable grassroots support. Minor candidates, however, took bolder stances but faced disapproval or silence in response.
As Trump took the stage in Iowa to the tune of Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” the lyrics underscored the uncertainty surrounding his future, with lines like “One could end up going to prison. One just might be president.” This backdrop highlights the complexities of Trump’s campaign, as he seeks not only to regain the powers of the presidency but also to address his criminal exposure while pushing forth his agenda.
The Erie rally marks Trump’s first major public appearance since the new charges were filed against him for hoarding classified documents at his Florida home after leaving office. The charges have become a significant factor in the unfolding GOP race, with his opponents weighing their approach to addressing his legal situation.
Erie County Republican Committee Chair Tom Eddy acknowledged the importance of Erie County as a microcosm of the entire state, making the area an influential location for political events.
As the political landscape continues to evolve, the impact of the new charges on Trump’s candidacy and the responses of his rivals will be closely observed in the lead-up to the presidential race.