Travel print pool report #5 – rally begins

From: Jordan Fabian <jfabian@thehill.com [jfabian@thehill.com]>
Date: October 9, 2018 at 6:44:25 PM CDT
Subject: Travel print pool report #5 – rally begins

The crowd stood and roared as President Trump took the stage at 6:40 PM local
time.

POTUS pointed and waved and at one point cupped his hand over his ear as if to
egg on the crowd.

The arena has filled out since the last update, all seats full and floor nearly
full. Photo TK at @jordanfabian.

Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” played over the loudspeakers as Trump took
the stage.

“This is truly a historic week for America,” he said referencing the
confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to SCOTUS.

Other notes:

Beforehand, your pooler spotted Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) sitting in the seats
near the stage.

Local station WOW also had a 5 minute interview with POTUS which will air later
tonight.