Trump Announces Rally In South Bronx, Plans To Address Crime And Economic Issues

President Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign rally in the South Bronx on May 23, 2024, marking his first major event in his native state since his 2016 presidential bid. The announcement comes shortly after a record-breaking rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, which attracted an estimated 100,000 supporters.

The rally, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. EDT at Crotona Park, is expected to focus on the “failed policies” of President Joe Biden and their impact on New York’s economy, crime rate, and migrant crisis. The Trump campaign has secured a permit for up to 3,500 attendees.

In a statement, the campaign highlighted double-digit percentage point increases in murder and assault rates in New York since 2019, as well as a surge in the cost of goods since Biden took office. “New Yorkers have suffered greatly thanks to Biden’s failed policies,” the statement read. “President Trump will ease the financial pressures placed on households and re-establish law and order in New York!”

Trump, who officially moved to his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort in 2019, has been a frequent visitor to Manhattan lately due to his ongoing trial. During these visits, he has made public appearances with his 2024 campaign team, including stops at a Harlem bodega and a Manhattan firehouse.

The decision to hold a rally in the heavily Democratic South Bronx is seen as a bold move by the Trump campaign, as New York has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984. 

Despite decades of conservative losses, the Trump campaign remains optimistic about its chances in the Empire State. “We can Make America Great Again by tackling lawlessness head-on, ceasing the endless flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border, and reversing the detrimental effects of inflation by restoring people’s wealth,” the campaign’s statement concluded.


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