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Thousands gather in Valdosta to support President Trump

Posted at 11:26 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 23:26:57-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail Saturday, rallying in Valdosta ahead of two crucial senate election run-offs.

First Lady Melania Trump joined the president on the Valdosta Regional Airport runway where they were greeted by thousands of supporters. The president urged Georgia voters to head to the polls, stressing just how important the race is to Republicans.

With this being President Trump's first rally since the election, the large crowds were expected to turn out. Supporters traveled across the country and lined up for hours to get inside.

"We drove. We're from the Baltimore area," said Lisa Kim.

The results of the Georgia presidential election were very much top of mind for supporters like Keith Stein.

"I brought my family from Iowa," said Stein. "We're here to support the president. We're here to show that the silent majority is alive. We feel the election wasn't fair and we're going to follow it lawfully."

For Lawrence Liggs, the rally was another chance for Trump supporters to come together as one.

"This rally is just going to unite all the negativity we here in Chicago," said Liggs.

As for that senate runoff, Kim calls the turnout proof that the Republicans will win January 5.

"It's important to show people that may be on the fence, who may be watching mainstream media and who are being fed lines that there is no support for the president, there's no support for these republican candidates,
there's no one who believes that the election was stolen. There's believe who believe what you believe," said Kim. "There's a lot of us who believe what you believe."

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp did not attend Saturday's rally. Earlier in the da, Kemp said he did receive a call from the President asking him to call a special legislative session and overturn the November election results.