Headline RoundupMay 24th, 2024

Trump Rally in the Bronx Attracts 25,000 Supporters

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump held a campaign rally Thursday in a largely Hispanic community in the Bronx that reportedly drew 25,000 attendees.

For Context: This was the first rally Trump has ever held in his majorly Democratic-controlled hometown of New York. The crowd displayed diverse demographics, with Hasidic Jews, blacks, and Latinos sporting Trump apparel. Trump focused on the influx of migrants and the effects this has had on the Hispanic and black communities, as well as the need to work with Democratic leaders to fix the city and the economy. This comes as both Trump and President Biden are racing to win support from minority groups that comprise nearly 30% of U.S. voters. 

Key Quote: Upon taking the stage, Trump vowed, “I'm here tonight to declare we are going to turn New York City around, and we are going to turn it around very, very quickly.” 

How the Media Covered It: Outlets highlighted the unusual rally deep within blue territory that may turn young Hispanic and black voters toward Trump. Outlets on the left tended to emphasize the small group of protesters outside the rally. Outlets on the right focused on statements from rally-goers, many of whom described themselves as new Trump supporters. Newsweek (Center bias) pointed out Trump’s appeal to common ground in hopes of working with Democrats to make the people of New York “very happy”. 

 

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