Donald Trump Austin rally LIVE news — Former President set to take the stage at American Freedom Tour event

FORMER President Donald Trump is set to take the stage at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday night as part of the American Freedom Tour

Trump will be joined by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo along with a number of conservative speakers at the Austin Convention Center, situated at 500 E Cesar Chavez Street.

Those speaking also include Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr, Dinesh D’Souza, Kevin Sorbo, Ted Nugent, and Kimberley Guilfoyle.

American Freedom Tour president Chris Widener in a press release: “We are honored and thrilled to have President Trump lead the Austin and Birmingham rally.

“His speech in previous rallies electrified the crowd, bringing attendees to their feet time and again. Donald J. Trump personifies the traditional values of faith, family, finances, and freedom that made our nation great and are under such direct attack today.”

According to the event’s website, the American Freedom Tour emphasizes and promotes conservative ideals linked to faith, family, finance, and freedom.

This is a different event than the Save America rallies Trump has also been presiding over.

The physical event runs from 8.15am until 5pm.

Read our Donald Trump rally live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    Despite being outspent on television by candidates like former US Attorney Bill McSwain and businessman David White, Mastriano, who has links to the QAnon conspiracy theory, was already leading in the polls in the splintered primary, Politico reports.

    According to a source familiar with the conversation, Trump contacted Mastriano on Friday to notify him of his intention to support.

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    In a statement shared by Politico, Trump said: “There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano.

    “He has revealed the Deceit, Corruption, and outright Theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, and will do something about it. He will also Fight Violent Crime, Strengthen our Borders, Protect Life, Defend our under-siege Second Amendment, and Help our Military and our Vets.

    “He is a fighter like few others, and has been with me right from the beginning, and now I have an obligation to be with him,” Trump continued.

  • Trump endorses Doug Mastriano

    Just days before the gubernatorial primary, Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano received the coveted endorsement of former President Donald Trump, according to Politico.

    The thought of Trump endorsing Mastriano, a prominent figure in the drive to reverse the 2020 election results who was present at the Capitol during the January 6 uprising, terrified local and national Republicans worried about his chances in a general election.

  • Judge refuses to dismiss suit against Trump

    On Friday, a Colorado court dismissed requests to dismiss a defamation case filed by an election systems worker against former President Donald Trump’s campaign, two of its lawyers, and a few conservative media figures and sites, according to The National News.

    In a 136-page ruling, District Court Judge Marie Avery Moses rejected different arguments to dismiss the case filed by Eric Coomer, the security director of Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems.

  • Mark Esper was ‘very concerned’ about Nato

    Mark Esper, Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, says he was “very concerned” about the idea of Trump withdrawing the United States from Nato had he won a second term.

    Esper made the comments in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour while promoting his book, which is full of frightening anecdotes from Trump’s reign.

  • The event is now over

    After seven and a half hours, the Austin stop of the American Freedom has concluded.

  • Trump charging thousands for ‘motivational’ speeches

    According to Axios, former President Donald Trump charges up to $4,995 for a chance to see him give a motivational speech at a rally.

    The American Freedom Tour hosts the events, which draw thousands of his fans, per Axios.

  • Pastor Mark Burns tweets about tour

    In a tweet posted this morning, Pastor Mark Burns wrote: “Good morning Austin TX. Taking this liberal city back for Jesus #AmericanFreedomTour.”

  • Donald Trump Jr in the building

    Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, was pictured signing books at the Austin American Freedom Tour stop.

  • Kyle Sinclair at the Austin tour stop

    Republican Nominee for Texas US Congressional District 20 Kyle Sinclair tweeted a photo of the stage at the American Freedom Tour in Austin.

  • Mark Burns just spoke

    At the American Freedom Tour stop in Texas, Pastor Mark Burns just took the stage.

  • ‘Thousands of people are expected’ at the tour

    One Twitter user posted a video to show the turnout at the Austin stop for the American Freedom Tour.

  • Can Trump be stopped from running in 2024?

    After losing in 2020, Trump is constitutionally allowed to run for President again, and his campaign has intimated that he may do so in 2024.

    The 22nd Amendment says: “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once.”

  • Trump says he is ‘not going on Twitter’

    Speaking to Fox News on April 25, Trump said: “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH.”

    “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH,” he added.

  • Trump’s possible return to Twitter

    Elon Musk has made a cryptic prediction about what would happen if Donald Trump returns to Twitter.

    After purchasing the social media network for $44billion in April, the Space X founder promised to remove the brash former president’s Twitter ban.

    Following the January 6, 2021 riots, in which a pro-Trump crowd stormed the Capitol, Trump was barred from utilizing the platform.

    Musk described Trump’s removal from the platform as “morally bad and foolish.”

  • Sheriff Mark lamb kicked off the morning

    This morning, the tour kicked off with a speech from speaker Sheriff Mark Lamb.

  • Sorbo’s mission to ‘make Hollywood great again’

    During the American Freedom Tour in Texas today, actor Kevin Sorbo said: “I want to make Hollywood great again.”

  • Dinesh D’Souza on his documentary

    According to a Twitter user, speaker Dinesh D’Souza took his opportunity at the American Freedom Tour to speak about his new documentary.

  • Governor Patrick of Texas at the tour stop

    The American Freedom Tour account has posted an image of Texas Lt Governor Patrick.

    He has recently taken the stage to speak to the crowd.

  • Kevin Sorbo takes the podium

    Various Twitter users have confirmed that actor Kevin Sorbo has taken to the podium as a speaker at the Austin tour stop.

    Sorbo will only be speaking in Austin.

  • Dinesh D’Souza speaking

    According to spectators on Twitter, author Dinesh D’Souza has taken the stage to speak to the crowd at the American Freedom Tour stop in Austin.

  • Cost of tickets

    Tickets range in price from $9 for overflow seats to $5,500 for Presidential seating, which provides the best view of the stage.

  • When will Trump speak?

    There has been no indication of when or how long Trump will speak at this event.

    However, the event is taking place between 8.15am and 5pm CDT.

  • What has Trump said about TRUTH Social?

    On October 20, 2021, Trump announced the launch of his own social media platform, called TRUTH Social.

    “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced,” Trump said in a statement regarding his social media ban that was put into place following the January 6 Capitol Riots.

  • Other recent Trump rallies, part three

    Trump’s stop in North Carolina came just days after he was seen in Michigan supporting Matt DePerno, a Kalamazoo attorney and candidate for attorney general, and Kristina Karamo, a candidate for secretary of state.

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