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Trump arrives in Phoenix for rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

President Donald Trump arrives at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to attend a campaign rally, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

PHOENIX — For the first time since October 2018, President Donald Trump is back in Phoenix.

Air Force One landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at approximately 6 p.m.

Gov. Doug Ducey was among those in attendance at the airport for the president’s arrival.

Thousands of Trump supporters awaited the president’s arrival at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Opponents of the president are also arriving en masse.

Making their way toward the rally venue, protesters marched with a large banner reading: “Decades of unity denounce Trump.”

A designated free speech zone will be located across from the coliseum.

Sen. Martha McSally spoke to the crowd ahead of the president’s arrival, emphasizing her Senate race and her support for Trump’s reelection.

“We have 258 days to fight this fight, and we need to make sure that we welcome our president tonight, and we show him how strong Arizona is, and that we are going to vote Trump, vote McSally, reject socialism, reject Mark Kelly and fight for freedom.”

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the venue has officially reached capacity:

Although not scheduled to speak at the rally, Ducey will also be in attendance along with Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs.

Tune to KTAR News 92.3 FM Wednesday for live coverage of President Trump’s Phoenix rally.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Peter Samore and Griselda Zetino contributed to this report.

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