Trump Announces 2nd Rally Since Departing White House

Former President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will be holding a “Save America” rally in Sarasota, Florida, over the July 4th weekend.

The “Save America” rally, also billed as a “45 Fest,” will be held on July 3 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, and is co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida, according to a statement from his office.

It will be the former president’s second rally since leaving the White House in January and is in “further support of the MAGA agenda and accomplishments of his administration,” the statement says.

Live music and special guest speakers will feature at the event, with a “HUGE fireworks show to celebrate America following President Trump’s remarks to conclude a full day event commemorating our Great Country,” the statement adds.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the former president is expected to speak at 8 p.m.

Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters told The Herald Tribune that he expects it to be an “absolutely amazing event.”

“It’s going to include fireworks and a lot of other great things,” Gruters said. “It’s going to be a very patriotic and exciting day and I’m so thankful we’re going to be able to host him here.”

Two tickets are available for each registration with a phone number, and are available on a first come first serve basis.

The former president’s first campaign-style rally since leaving office is set for this weekend in Ohio. At the event, Trump will endorse former adviser Max Miller, who is running for Congress, Trump’s Save America PAC stated on June 17.

Trump’s website, which allows individuals to register for the event, states that the former commander-in-chief will deliver remarks at the “first post-presidential rally sponsored by Save America.”

Trump last spoke to his supporters at a rally on Jan. 6 in Washington. Around the same time, rioters breached the U.S. Capitol building, leading to months of Democratic-led accusations that the former president had “incited an insurrection.”