Former President Donald Trump is planning a significant campaign rally in Waco, Texas this week, despite the possibility that he will be arrested by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
This Waco event would be the first major rally of the former president’s 2024 campaign. The rally is planned for Mar. 25 and comes right after the 30th anniversary of the raid on the compound of the Branch Davidians.
The rally will start at 2 p.m. and Trump plans to speak at 5 p.m. The Trump campaign has not announced the other guest speakers at the event.
Trump won the presidential election in Texas in both 2016 and 2020 and campaigned in the state several times during the 2022 midterm elections. The former president spoke at the May 2022 NRA convention in Houston.
The Trump campaign also cited recent polling that showed a significant lead for the former president over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).
2024 Texas Republican primary polling trends by @CWS_Research
• DeSantis — 43%
• Trump — 32%
• Pence — 5%
• Trump — 36%
• DeSantis — 35%
• Pence — 5%
• Trump — 43%
• DeSantis — 27%
• Haley — 5%
✅ Net 27 POINT swing towards Trump pic.twitter.com/0f3s68RJAj
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) March 16, 2023
The former president’s campaign also wrote that “It is undisputed that Texas is Trump Country” in a press release.
Trump’s campaign calls the Waco event the “Make America Great Again Rally” and is currently offering tickets online.
The former president won nearly six million votes in the state in what was the largest turnout by percentage in the Lone Star State since 1992.
This week may be a pivotal moment in the former president’s 2024 campaign. Trump wrote on Truth Social that he believes that he will be arrested on Tuesday. The potential arrest and indictment would be the result of an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D).
The district attorney’s office investigated allegations of a brief relationship between Trump and adult actress Stormy Daniels and an alleged non-disclosure agreement that followed. The alleged relationship occurred prior to Trump’s time in the White House.
The 45th president called on supporters to protest nationwide, while a spokesperson for the former president stated that there is no specific information regarding an impending release other than “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Justice Department.