June 7, 2024

Multiple Trump rallygoers rushed to the hospital

Multiple individuals looking to attend former President Donald Trump's town hall event on Thursday had to be rushed to the hospital. 

This, according to ABC 15 Arizona, is because the heat in Phoenix, Arizona, where the event took place, turned out to be too much for some.

The latest reports, published at or before the time of this writing, indicate that 11 people, in total, were rushed to the hospital due to heat exhaustion.

"Nearly a dozen people have been taken to a hospital due to heat exhaustion while waiting in line for a Turning Point rally featuring former President Donald Trump," ABC 15 reports.

It was over 100 degrees

At 3 p.m. on Thursday, ABC reports Ben Brown reported:

I’ve seen so far at least 3 people carried off on stretches due to the heat as they wait in line in the sun to get into Donald Trump’s event … it’s 102 degrees out.

As the day went on, however, it got even hotter.

The Hill reports, "According to the Phoenix National Weather Service, Thursday was the first day temperatures reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit this year, and later it tied the daily record high of 111 degrees set in 2016. The season’s first heat wave is expected to hit the region after a particularly warm summer last year."

It was the Phoenix Fire Department who responded to the event and ended up transporting 11 individuals to the hospital.

No update has been provided, as of the time of this writing, on the condition of these individuals. The assumption is that they were successfully treated for heat exhaustion, but this has yet to be confirmed.


The event that took place on Thursday was hosted by Turning Point Action.

The New York Post reports, "Doors opened for the event at 10 a.m., but some attendees started waiting in line earlier in hopes of getting a good seat to see the former president." It was some of these individuals who were waiting in line that ended up having to go to the hospital.

The Washington Examiner reports that the event was "the former president's first visit to Arizona, a swing state, since late 2022, and it is his first political rally since he was convicted in the New York hush money trial."

As would be expected, Trump did talk about the guilty verdict at the event, calling for it to be overturned.

If you happened to miss Trump's speech and you'd like to watch it, it can be found here.

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