(WFRV) — President Donald Trump visited Green Bay Saturday, the same night as the White House Correspondents’ dinner. This is the third year in a row that President Trump has not attended the dinner.
The president spoke for about an hour and a half on topics such as NAFTA, immigration, and Wisconsin’s economy.
7:30 p.m. Trump: “Unemployment rate for Wisconsin has hit the lowest rate in history.”— WFRV Local 5 (@WFRVLocal5) April 28, 2019
7:38 p.m.: Trump: NAFTA was a disaster and should never have been signed.— WFRV Local 5 (@WFRVLocal5) April 28, 2019
Local 5’s John Domol captured footage of the motorcade traveling down Lombardi toward the Resch Center.
Air Force One was originally scheduled to land at 6:15 p.m., but made it into the area just after 6:30 p.m.
John Domol met up with rally protestors along Ridge and Lombardi.
Once the Resch opened its doors, Local 5’s Justin Razavi offered an inside look to crowds as they made their way into the stands. Before President Trump’s rally, lines of people were forming outside the Resch Center. Justin Razavi gave us a live look at those waiting to get inside.
Wisconsin is projected to be a battleground state for the 2020 Presidential race. In 2016 Donald Trump won with 47.2% of the vote. Hillary Clinton captured 46.5% of the vote.
If you’re in the area, be advised that there are multiple road closures. There are also areas around the Resch Center that are closed to pedestrian traffic, areas in red are off limits to pedestrian traffic, areas in green are safe.
If you’re wanting to visit Lambeau Field, the Atrium and all its businesses will remain open for regular business hours on Saturday.
Parking is available in Lambeau Field’s Lot 3, but parking is limited. Visitors are welcome to park on the streets nearby, as the Resch Center event is not considered a Lambeau Field event.
Ashwaubenon Public Safety has released information and guidelines for protestors in the area as well.
Local Five is streaming the full on our website wearegreenbay.com: