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Trump Supporters Lined Up for Event at Arena

WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Donald Trump is the fourth of the five major party presidential candidates to visit our area in less the week.  He is scheduled to...
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WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- Donald Trump is the fourth of the five major party presidential candidates to visit our area in less the week.  He is scheduled to hold a rally at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township at 7 p.m. Monday.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

People began showing up Monday morning, hoping to get a look at the man they believe will be the next President of the United States.

Newswatch 16 was there when the first of Trump's fans arrived to stake their place in line.  Number one was Ronald Malater from the Syracuse, New York area.  This will be his fifth Donald Trump rally this month.

"I think he's really going to make America great again.  He's got some good ideas and I think it's time," Malater said.

So why does Mahlater get here so early, to an arena that can fit thousands?  Malater says if you get close enough, Trump will give you his autograph.  He already has it on a hat.  A book is next.

Steve Barber from Harveys Lake will read Trump's book while waiting in line, and he, too, is hoping for a signature from The Donald.

"I like that he's self-funding, number one.  Nobody can control this guy.  He's the real deal."

Barber is also a Trump rally veteran.  He was at a trump stop in Harrisburg last week.

Jill Lowery from Hazleton is a newbie. This is her first Trump rally, and the first election cycle that has her interested in politics.

"He actually gave me hope for our country," said Lowery.  "I never had much pride, and now its U.S.A.  Donald Trump.  he's going to make it great."

Lowery intends to spend her day in line reading and getting to know fellow Trump supporters.

The Trump rally isn't your average arena event.  The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus opens later on this week.  Set up crews are already here, waiting for the Trump people to clear out.

The circus trucks in waiting will eat up 250 parking spaces.

Wilkes-Barre Township police declined to talk about security on camera.  They're also not talking, on camera, about traffic, but a Facebook advisory says expect traffic tie ups in the arena area Monday afternoon and evening.

Highland Park Boulevard will be closed for short time while Trump leaves the building after the rally.

Admission is free, but there is a $10 fee to park at the arena.

A full house expected.  Police think Donald Trump will bring as many as 10,000 people to the arena.