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President Trump rallies for Louisiana Republicans in Lake Charles

Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 23:55:32-04

President Donald Trump has landed in Lake Charles Friday ahead of a rally before election day in Louisiana.

Trump landed about 6:50 pm, Also on board is the Eastbank All-Stars little league team who recently won the Little League World Series Championship. Read more here. He was greeted on the tarmac by Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-La.), Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter, and Louisiana GOP gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone.

The rally will feature GOP candidates for the Louisiana Gubernatorial race. The night began with an opening prayer followed by Attorney General Jeff Landry speaking to the crowd.

President Trump arrived at the Lake Charles Civic Center at 7:15 p.m. after "an eventful" ride to the venue. A press pool reported noted that the motorcade was treated to a "fantastic sunset."

There was a small group of protestors outside the rally.

KATC's Chris Welty is currently at the rally at the James E. Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles. KATC will have a live stream of the event tonight on Facebook and More from the rally at 10:00 pm.

The venue where the rally will be can hold around 7,500 people in seats. Currently the coliseum is at capacity and an overflow crowd is outside the venue. Chris Welty has a look at that crowd below:

Chants of Who Dat echoed through the coliseum.