CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - President Donald Trump spoke for about 90 minutes at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena on Thursday after introductions from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump flew into CVG at about 5:30 p.m. Police had warned residents to prepare for traffic delays as the president makes his way to downtown Cincinnati.
A long line of rally-goers poured into the arena after the Broad Street doors opened at 4 p.m. Trump’s son Donald Trump, Jr. delivered remarks inside in the minutes prior to the president’s arrival in Cincinnati.
After speeches from DeWine and Pence, Trump entered the arena. And if you have ever been to a concert, that was the feeling from the yelling and screaming as he made his way to the podium.
The crowd took part in chants such as “build that wall” and “U-S-A.”
The president made sure to comment on this week’s round of debates between Democratic presidential candidates.
“Democrats spent more time talking about Obama then they did me,” he said.
It wasn’t all roses for the president as he was interrupted twice by protesters. Trump didn’t say anything as the crowd spoke for him.
The president even remarked he knew why the protesters were there.
“You must have a Democratic mayor,” he said.
Vice President Mike Pence arrived in the Tri-State shortly before 3 p.m.
He spent the day checking out area landmarks, and even stopped by a Skyline to chat with residents:
Hamilton County Democrats also held events Thursday in Cincinnati in response to the president’s arrival.
“We are tired of hearing the same old promises and not seeing any change. Donald Trump and Steve Chabot will say one thing and go back on it a moment later,” said Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairwoman Gwen McFarlin. “President Trump’s values are not the values of southwest Ohio."