Marion County

President Trump draws thousands of supporters to campaign rally in Ocala

OCALA, Fla. — President Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters who packed into Ocala International Airport for a campaign rally Friday afternoon.

The Make America Great Again rally started at 4 p.m., and included remarks from Gov. Ron DeSantis.

READ: President Trump to host rally in Ocala on Friday

Face masks were handed out at the entrance to the event, but photos of the crowd show a portion of those in attendance wearing them.

The rally attracted attendees from both inside and outside of Marion County, with the line to get into the rally stretching all the wat down to State Road 40.

Doors for the event opened at 1 p.m.

Trump was in Central Florida on Monday as well hosting his first rally since his COVID-19 diagnosis in Sanford.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates.

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.