Trump supporters stranded in cold for nearly two hours after MAGA rally in Pennsylvania

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Thousands of Donald Trump supporters were left stranded in the cold for hours yet again after his rally in Pennsylvania Saturday night, just days after a similar debacle in Omaha that left seven people hospitalized.   

Trump spoke before thousands of supporters at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport in Butler on Saturday night, but for many it was a headache to return home as the Trump campaign failed to plan for a sufficient number of buses to get people back to their parking spots.

Hordes of MAGA fans waited in 41F degree cold for nearly two hours for shuttles to arrive.

Shocking photos emerged on social media showing thousands of MAGA fans packed in, many not wearing masks or social distancing, and waiting in line for a sign of the shuttles they were told would take them back to their cars.

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters were left stranded in the cold for hours yet again after his rally in Pennsylvania Saturday night, just days after a similar debacle in Omaha that left seven people hospitalized

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters were left stranded in the cold for hours yet again after his rally in Pennsylvania Saturday night, just days after a similar debacle in Omaha that left seven people hospitalized

The temperature was reportedly 41F degrees at the time when the hordes of people got stranded waiting for nearly two hours for the shuttles after the rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. A view of supporters leaving the rally in winter coats and hats above

The temperature was reportedly 41F degrees at the time when the hordes of people got stranded waiting for nearly two hours for the shuttles after the rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania. A view of supporters leaving the rally in winter coats and hats above 

A view of the massive crowd that turned up for the Saturday night rally above

A view of the massive crowd that turned up for the Saturday night rally above

The same issue took place at Trump’s campaign stop in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday when supporters got stranded in the freezing cold as shuttles that brought them from parking lots were no longer running. 

Hundreds of Trump supporters who attended the president’s rally at Eppley Airfield in Omaha were left stranded for some three hours after he took off on Air Force One, with some requiring treatment for hypothermia. 

At least seven people who succumbed to 21F degree wind chill were transported to the hospital and 30 others, including several elderly rally goers, were treated on site, Omaha Scanner, a local news service that monitors official radio traffic, reported at the time.

Meanwhile, Trump had swiftly left on the rally on Marine One to return home. 

The same issue took place at Trump’s campaign stop in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday when supporters got stranded in the freezing cold as shuttles that brought them from parking lots were no longer running

The same issue took place at Trump’s campaign stop in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday when supporters got stranded in the freezing cold as shuttles that brought them from parking lots were no longer running 

An estimated crowd of 21,000 attended the rally at Eppley Airfield, braving freezing cold temperatures. At least seven people who succumbed to 21F degree wind chill were transported to the hospital and 30 others, including several elderly rally goers, were treated on site after the rally

An estimated crowd of 21,000 attended the rally at Eppley Airfield, braving freezing cold temperatures. At least seven people who succumbed to 21F degree wind chill were transported to the hospital and 30 others, including several elderly rally goers, were treated on site after the rally

CNN political reporter Ryan Nobles slammed the Trump campaign for the ‘logistical nightmare’ on Saturday where there were ‘thousands of people shoulder to shoulder, nowhere to go, no buses in sight, no direction from anyone from the Trump campaign to tell them where to go or how to get back to their parking spots.’

Speaking on Anderson Cooper’s AC360 Saturday night Nobles said: ‘It became so frustrating for many of these Trump supporters, they ended up just walking. That is the decision that our crew made, my producer and I walked about a mile to get to our parking lot.’

He said he passed by rally attendees who walked three or four miles back to their cars.

Nobles said that after he and another CNN reporter tweeted photos of the packed, stranded crowds, the Trump campaign responded that they were sending buses but it still took ‘more than an hour and a half.’

However, a Trump campaign official said Saturday there were dozens of buses and the line was simply taking a long time to move, as per the New York Times.  

Democratic nominee Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia on Sunday and on Monday his wife Jill Biden and his VP pick Kamala Harris and her husband Dough Emhoff will join him

Democratic nominee Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia on Sunday and on Monday his wife Jill Biden and his VP pick Kamala Harris and her husband Dough Emhoff will join him

Nobles said that many Trump attendees had already been sitting in the cold for four or five hours waiting for the president to speak before waiting again for buses.

Pennsylvania is an important stop for Trump in getting ahead with the Electoral College. He stopped in Bucks, Berks, Butler and Lycoming counties on Saturday.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia on Sunday and on Monday his wife Jill Biden and his VP pick Kamala Harris and her husband Dough Emhoff will join him.

Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 by less than one percentage point. 

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