Pres. Trump rally: What you need to know


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – President Donald Trump will be in the Tri-Cities Monday for a rally at Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City. 

Here’s what we know about the president’s visit.

MAGA rally

Doors will open at Freedom Hall at 4 p.m. The rally is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The president will fly in to Tri-Cities Airport. His arrival is scheduled for 5:25 p.m.. 

The following items will not be allowed into the event:

  • Posters, banners, or signs
  • Professional cameras with a detachable lens
  • Tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or GoPro cameras.

Congressman Phil Roe, gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee, U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, and Tennessee State Representative Chuck Fleischmann are expected to attend the rally.

Live coverage

News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities will have live coverage of the president’s visit beginning at 4:30 a.m.

Continuous live coverage will be carried on both News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities starting at 3 p.m.

Coverage will be streamed on and Facebook.


We have reached out to multiple sources about road closure and parking information. We have yet to receive any specific details. 

School closings

Johnson City schools will be closed Monday, October 1. 

Tri-Cities Airport

A Tri-Cities Airport spokesperson says the public will not be allowed to view the landing of Air Force One from the airport on Monday. 

Director of Marketing and Air Service Development Kristi Haulsee says only those who have business at the airport will be allowed during “relevant” times.

According to Haulsee, anyone without proof of a need to be at the airport will be asked to leave.

The airport says the president’s visit should not have a major impact on commercial flights, but delays are possible.   

Flight restriction

The FAA has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction for Monday. Airspace over the Tri-Cities will be restricted starting at 5 p.m. Monday. 

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