Donald Trump rally LIVE news — Former President brings Mike Pompeo and American Freedom Tour to Austin Convention Center

FORMER President Donald Trump will be in Austin tomorrow 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, on May 14, 2022.

Those speaking 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.

There are only 5,000 seats available, with prices varying depending on closeness to the stage and degree of access. The physical event runs from 8.15am until 5pm.

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  • Will Donald Trump run for President in 2024, continued

    Trump has also teased another presidential run at his latest rallies.

    On Saturday, at another event, he said that in 2024, Republicans will take back “that very, very, very, very beautiful White House.”

    He ended his speech by saying that Republicans will make America powerful, strong, and safe again, before ending with his classic slogan: “And we will Make America Great Again.”

  • Will Donald Trump run for President in 2024, continued

    Trump has also teased another presidential run at his latest rallies.

    On Saturday, at another event, he said that in 2024, Republicans will take back “that very, very, very, very beautiful White House.”

    He ended his speech by saying that Republicans will make America powerful, strong, and safe again, before ending with his classic slogan: “And we will Make America Great Again.”

  • Will Donald Trump run for President in 2024?

    Even though they are not presidential campaign rallies, these frequent Save America rallies have made some of his supporters believe that he may make a comeback in 2024.

    Additionally, after the news broke that Facebook banned Trump from the platform for at least two years, Trump released a statement implying his return to the presidency.

    He said: “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” 

  • How many times has Trump been impeached, continued

    Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for a second time after the events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

    Trump is the first president in US history to be impeached twice after the House charged him with “incitement of insurrection” on January 13, 2021, over the US Capitol siege.

  • How many times has Trump been impeached?

    On December 18, 2019, an action on impeachment was initiated against former President Donald Trump when the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

    The representatives pointed to Trump pressuring Ukraine to investigate 2020 political rival Biden while withholding as leverage military aid, as well as attempting to block a House investigation.

  • Who is Candace Owens, continued

    Owens was studying to be a journalist, but she didn’t finish her degree.

    Instead, she went to work for Vogue for a while before shifting into finance.

    She went from being an unknown political YouTuber to being one of President Donald Trump’s “most visible supporters and first family associates,” according to the New York Times.

    She has won Trump’s favor by slamming everyone who dares to criticize or mock him.

    Owens started the Blexit movement in late 2018, a social media effort encouraging African Americans, Latinos, and other minorities to abandon the Democrats and register as Republicans.

  • Who is Candace Owens?

    Owens, 32, is a vocal conservative activist.

    She was hailed as media savvy and straight-shooting by the Sunday Times.

    Owens grew raised in Stamford, Connecticut, in public housing.

    Her father worked as a property manager, while her mother stayed at home with her children.

    According to the Times, she once moved in with her grandfather to avoid her family’s “cr***y, infested” flat.

    After police investigated racial murder threats left on her phone by adolescent guys, her parents won a $37,500 lawsuit against the city.

  • Who is Sheriff Mark Lamb?

    Mark Lamb is an American Sheriff. He was elected to such a position in Pinal County, Arizona in 2017, per the Pinal County website.

    Lamb served for the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community’s police force for six years.

    He joined the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in 2012.

    Lamb was elected Sheriff of Pinal County in 2017, succeeding Paul Babeu.

  • Who is Kevin Sorbo?

    Kevin David Sorbo is an actor from the United States. He starred in two television shows, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Andromeda, as Hercules and Captain Dylan Hunt, respectively, according to IMDb.

    Sorbo has also appeared in the Christian dramas God’s Not Dead and Let There Be Light.

    He was born on September 24, 1958, in Mound, Minnesota, and grew up in a Lutheran household.

    Sorbo earned a double major in marketing and advertising at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He began modeling for print and television advertisements to help pay for his school.

  • Who is Dinesh D’Souza?

    Dinesh D’Souza is a right-wing political analyst, agitator, author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist who is Indian-American, per Vox.

    D’Souza is the author of more than a dozen books, including numerous New York Times best-sellers.

    His documentary film, 2016: Obama’s America, based on his 2010 book The Roots of Obama’s Rage, was published in 2012 and grossed $33million, making it the highest-grossing conservative documentary of all time.

    Since then, he has published five more documentaries: Imagine the World Without Her, Hillary’s America, Death of a Nation, Trump Card, and 2000 Mules.

    Due to their promotion of conspiracy theories and lies, as well as their inflammatory character, D’Souza’s films and comments have sparked considerable controversy.

  • Who is Kimberly Guilfoyle?

    Kimberly Guilfoyle is an American lawyer and television news anchor who co-hosted Fox News’ The Five.

    She was born in San Francisco in 1969 to a Puerto Rican mother and an Irish father and studied law before appearing on a number of legal television series.

    Guilfoyle was called a “conservative cheerleader for President Trump” by The Washington Post in 2018.

    She has known the Trump family for quite some time.

    Guilfoyle was rumored to be the chair of the Trump Victory Committee’s finance committee early this year.

  • Who is Ted Nugent?

    Ted Nugent is a singer, composer, guitarist, and activist from the United States, per All Music.

    He rose to prominence as the main guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Amboy Dukes, psychedelic rock and hard rock band established in 1963.

    He started a solo career when the band disbanded. Nugent is recognized for his Gibson Byrdland guitar, his bluesy and frantic guitar playing, and his high-octane live performances.

    Despite having a distinctive, versatile singing voice, Nugent spent much of his early solo career recording and touring with various lead vocalists, including Derek St. Holmes, Charlie Huhn, Brian Howe, and Meat Loaf, until taking up complete lead vocal responsibilities later on.

  • Who is Mike Pompeo?

    Mike Pompeo is an American politician, diplomat, and businessman who served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) under President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018 and as the 70th Secretary of State of the United States from 2018 to 2021.

    Pompeo served in the United States Army.

    From 2011 to 2017, he served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Kansas’ 4th congressional district.

    He was a member of the Republican National Committee from Kansas. Pompeo is also a member of the Republican Party’s Tea Party movement.

  • Who is Donald Trump Jr, continued

    At the age of 13, he began working in the family company as a dock attendant at Trump Castle, earning minimum pay plus tips.

    After earning his degree in 2001, he returned to the family firm and got experience with the building of Trump Place in New York’s West Side Yards.

    He currently handles the company’s real estate, hotels, golf courses, and other development projects, and has overseen projects in Chicago, Las Vegas, Scotland, and India.

    He’s also been on The Apprentice with his father, Donald Trump, on a frequent basis.

  • Who is Donald Trump Jr?

    Donald Trump Jr is the oldest child of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and his first wife, Ivana, a Czech woman.

    Growing up, the proficient Czech speaker was close to his maternal grandfather.

    He was born in New York and earned an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before joining his father’s company.

    He is the Trump Organization’s executive vice president.

  • Austin prepares for traffic delays

    Due to secret service standards, the Downtown Austin Alliance issued a warning that there might be traffic delays and severe disruptions to hotels and businesses within a 3-block radius of the convention center, per CBS Austin.

    The Austin Convention Center Department’s safety and security staff, according to a spokeswoman, will assist with the event’s security measures, as requested by the organizer.

    They also said: “As a former President, the event will have enhanced security protocols. The Austin Convention Center Department is working with the event organizers who are in charge and responsible for the security details and protocols. They are also working with other national, local, and private security agencies.”

  • What’s the next stop on the tour?

    After Austin, the tour will continue in Memphis on June 18.

  • How can I watch?

    If you are unable to secure a ticket to the event, will be live streaming it from its website.

  • How can I book a ticket?

    The ticket prices may vary depending on the seating options. It ranges in price from $9 to $3,995.

    As you select a seat for VIP seats and privileges, the ticket price will rise.

    Tickets for the event may be purchased on the tour’s website.

  • Where is the event being held?

    The American Freedom Tour will be held at Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez Street in Austin, Texas.

  • When will the event be held?

    On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the event will take place from 8.15am until 5pm CDT.

  • Who will be speaking at the event?

    The list of guest speakers includes:

    • Donald Trump
    • Mike Pompeo
    • Donald Trump Jr
    • Ted Nugent
    • Kimberly Guilfoyle
    • Dinesh D’Souza
    • Kevin Sorbo
    • Sheriff Mark Lamb
    • Candace Owens
  • What is the American Freedom Tour?

    According to its website: “The American Freedom Tour with President Donald J. Trump is a celebration of faith, family, unalienable rights and God-given American freedoms.

    “Never before have America’s greatest conservative insiders and influencers come together for an event to unify an entire nation of silenced voices.

    “In a time when so many in the media and government are tearing down America and its people, the American Freedom Tour celebrates America and what makes us great.”