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LIVE UPDATES: President Trump visits Valley for Mesa rally

Posted at 6:13 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 13:13:20-04

President Trump landed in the Phoenix area Thursday night and spoke at a rally in Mesa Friday evening. The rally is in support of Martha McSally's campaign for Senate.

The event at International Air Response, near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, drew thousands of supporters--not all of whom were able to make it inside. 

The rally was broadcast live on To watch the full speech, click here.

PHOTOS: President Trump visits Phoenix area

Below is a timeline of events and information as the president makes his way across the Valley Friday.

10:12 a.m.



9:12 a.m.

Mesa police estimate 20,000 people were at yesterday's rally with President Trump. That includes people inside and outside the event. Zero arrests were made, according to Mesa PD. 

8:16 a.m.

Continuing coverage: President Trump is expected to depart Phoenix this morning from Sky Harbor. You can watch live in the player below. 



6:45 a.m.

President Trump is expected to depart Phoenix this morning from Sky Harbor. You can watch live in the player below. 




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A spokesperson for the Mesa Police Department said officers had made no arrests or detainments and were working to get everyone out safely.

8:35 p.m.

Mesa fire said crews assisted a total of 35 patients at today's rally, eight of those 35 were transported to the hospital by ambulances. All but one of the patients were heat-related incidents.

8:14 p.m.

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7:43 p.m.

The Republican National Committee issued the following statement following the rally:

“Tonight, Arizonans made it loud and clear that they support President Trump’s America First agenda of historic tax cuts, secure borders, and taking care of our veterans. As Democrats like Kyrsten Sinema disrespect the Grand Canyon State and denigrate our troops, Republicans like Martha McSally will fight to ensure the Republican policies that put our country first stay in place and continue to move our nation forward. The choice is clear, and that is exactly why Arizona Republicans will defy history in November.” – Renae Eze, RNC Spokesperson

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12:45 p.m.

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8:20 a.m.

The Mesa Police chief released the statement below on President Trump's visit.



8:03 a.m. 

If you're planning to attend the rally tonight in Mesa, you're asked to use Pecos or Sossaman roads. If you're planning to pick anyone up from the Mesa Gateway Airport this evening, you're asked to use Ray or Sossaman roads. 

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Thursday 9:36 p.m.