by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
UPDATE: 5,000 people were expected…estimate now upgraded to 9,000
Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who according to an Economist poll is now leading the GOP field nationally — is scheduled to speak from the sold out Phoenix Convention Center at 2PM local time (5pm EST).
Trump has blown the presidential race wide open by doing something no politician in memory has done — exposing the dark underbelly of illegal immigration, and how it is crushing working Americans, and victimizing citizens with the large number of criminals coming across our open border. Trump also has upset the Washington D.C. applecart by denouncing the recent trade deals that the GOP pushed through for Barack Obama, despite their widespread unpopularity.
Trump’s speech – with an appearance by “America’d toughest sheriff” Joe Arpaio, initially was going to be held at the Arizona Biltmore resort in Phoenix. At the time, Trump’s campaign only expected about 1,000 people to attend the free event. Tickets, however, were gone in less than 3 hours, and demand is such that some tickets were being sold on Craigslist.
LIVE VIDEO BELOW (covered by the very liberal Fox 10 Phoenix):