Donald Trump has held discussions about possibly holding a rally in New York City after the 2024 GOP presidential primaries.
Trump spoke with New York Young Republican President Gavin Wax during the group’s gala in New York City about having a rally in the South Bronx.
“He said he liked the idea, he wants the club to lead it. I said we have a large Hispanic caucus and a large black caucus that could lead the way,” Wax said, according to the New York Post.
“I thought he should just walk up and down the Grand Concourse and see what happens,” he added.
Donald Trump considers a 2024 rally in South Bronx: Report https://t.co/KrdL8Iq4wA
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 18, 2023
The New York Post reports:
Wax told The Post the rally would have to take place in 2024 after the primaries — which he expects Trump to put away easily — and that he was inspired by former President Reagan’s own visit to the area in August 1980. The Gipper won New York in the general election that year.
“We’re going to take New York,” Trump said to applause during the dinner. “I believe we have a great chance … With hundreds of thousands of people living on the sidewalks and streets and illegal aliens invading our city and state like nobody thought possible.”
Wax said Trump smelled an opportunity to make inroads with black voters, who polls show are increasingly disillusioned with Democrats and President Biden. Earlier this year, Republicans took a Bronx City Council seat for the first time in half a century and Trump has long been popular with rappers and other black community influencers.
“Democrats have destroyed New York City and they have made life much more difficult for everyone in the State of New York, and that’s reflected in the polling showing momentum for President Trump. The map in 2024 is going to look much different than it did in 2016 or 2020,” a senior Trump aide told The Post.
In 2020, Trump boosted his support in New York City compared to 2016.
From Spectrum News NY1 in 2020:
And while it’s no surprise that Joe Biden dominated the vote in this Democratic bastion, the math also shows that Donald Trump grew his support here.
This year, 22.6% of city ballots went to Trump on the Republican and Conservative Party lines.
In 2016, 17.9% did.
Although the Bronx is New York City’s bluest borough, Donald Trump has gained support in the area since the 2020 presidential election.
Newsmax correspondent Cara Castronuova spoke with residents in the Bronx to find out why.