No more passes left for Donald Trump rally in Melbourne
Estimated 9,000 tickets claimed in less than 24 hours
MELBOURNE, Fla. – No more tickets are available for President Donald Trump's rally on Saturday in Melbourne.
"There are no more passes available," said Lori Booker, a spokeswoman for Orlando Melbourne International Airport, the location of Trump's 5 p.m. visit.
About 9,000 free passes were made available at noon Wednesday and were gone by early Thursday, Booker said.
The president commented on the news from Washington.
"I hear the tickets, you can't get them," Trump said at the White House Thursday.
"I just heard that the crowds are massive that want to be there," the president said later in the day to members of the media.
Trump's previous visit to Melbourne was during the presidential campaign and was also attended by thousands of supporters.
Learning from September, the airport is advising guests to arrive early and be prepared for the lines.
While thousands are expected in a county that overwhelmingly voted for the president, some people will be showing up to protest.
Devon Vann, from Satellite Beach, is organizing what she said will be a peaceful demonstration.
"We decided that we had no choice but to act," Vann said. "Now isn't the time to be campaigning."
Vann registered online for two passes to attend, but she's not going in.
She said that's another way to protest the president.
"My hope is that he understands that the country is very polarized and a lot of the agenda items that he's pushing, it's concerning to a lot of people," Vann said.
Trump won the state of Florida, helping propel him into the Oval Office.
Doors open at 3 p.m. Saturday and the event begins at 5 p.m.
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