A large number of people soon learned that buses could not travel on crowded airport roads. For hours, attendees, including many old-school Trump supporters of the police, stood in the cold as the police scrambled to help the most dangerous people keep warm.
Omaha Scanner, a service that monitors official radio traffic, said at least seven people were taken to the hospital. The police and fire department did not immediately send back emails from the “Washington Post” and refused to provide reporters on the scene with the exact number of people in need of treatment.
The Trump campaign said it had provided enough buses, but at the rally, traffic on the two-lane road outside the airport was throttled to one direction. Aaron Sanderford, political reporter for the Omaha World Herald. The event did not respond to the news from the Post earlier on Wednesday.
During the new coronavirus pandemic, every rally of Trump was accompanied by chaos and cold weather, posing a threat to health. In Omaha, it is estimated that more than 6,000 people crowded in the shaft outside the airport.although According to the World Herald, the campaign checked the temperature and provided masks. Many people did not wear masks.
After Trump In his speech, he promised that “we are making the final turning point”
However, until 10:30 in the evening, there is still no bus in sight.
CNN’s Jeff Zeleni said on Twitter: “President Trump took off in the Air Force an hour ago, but thousands of supporters are still trapped on the dark road outside the rally. on.”
Zeleny wrote that he saw an Omaha police officer shook his head in the “chaotic cluster” and said, “We need at least 30 more buses.”
According to Omaha Scanner, soon, military officers are broadcasting about several elderly participants who are struggling in the cold. The police began to shuttle some people in their cars to get them off the scene.
Sandford said on Twitter: “When we were walking, I saw at least two @OmahaPolice police helping people with colds, an elderly lady and a little boy.
Sandford reported that the crowd did not completely clear the venue until 12:30 in the morning, and it has been more than three and a half hours since Trump left.
Some local Democrats accused the president on the spot.
“The president’s supporters were brought in, but the bus could not go back to transport people out. Senator Megan Hunt (D) of Nebraska tweeted that it was in Omaha tonight, which was cold and snowy. “He really doesn’t care about you. “