Donald Trump Is Returning to Massachusetts, This Time for a Rally
Reality television star and current Republican front-runner Donald Trump is returning to Massachusetts for a Friday presidential campaign event at Tyngsboro Elementary School, where he will likely lecture children on how to be classy and build yuuuuge things.
Trump’s campaign quietly announced the event last week in an email to local supporters that instructed them to sign up for tickets through Eventbrite. All tickets for the 7 p.m. event are now sold out. The school is a 15 minute drive from the New Hampshire stateline.
Tyngsboro Schools Superintendent Donald Ciampa said in an email to parents that the Trump rally will not interfere with the normal school day but some extracurricular activities may be curtailed.
Trump’s first event in Massachusetts was at the Norwood manse of car czar Ernie Boch, Jr. in August. The event was a packed fundraiser where attendees had to pay $100 to enter. The fundraiser at Boch’s house featured a live band, a smattering of local celebrities and a live broadcast by WRKO yakker Howie Carr.
Massachusetts has seen a recent uptick in political activity this presidential cycle, with visits this month by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The Marlborough Republican Town Committee recently hosted Texas Senator Ted Cruz at an event in Boston and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul visited Peabody over the summer.
Trump, a candidate who appeals to people who forward racially tinged emails about “0bummer’s Kenyan birth certificate” and “illegals”, recently upset Aerosmith after using their song “Dream On” at a campaign event. Trump ignore their complaints in his typical fashion and used “Dream On” as his music at a Monday campaign event in New Hampshire.
The New York real estate magnate was not seen as serious presidential candidate by many pundits but somehow he has held steady, leading polls of Republican primary voters since he entered the race in June.