Thousands of screaming fans waited outside a Louisville, Kentucky arena on Monday hoping to see a campaign-style rally with President Donald Trump.
The line snaked around the giant building, reaching more than a half-mile in length.
DailyMail.com walked the entire length of the queue – from front to back – and recorded video showing the throngs of supporters, the first of whom arrived 14 hours before showtime.
The footage was shot while Trump was still 600 miles away at the White House, more than three hours before he was set to speak, and hours after his administration suffered a body blow on Capitol Hill.
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Throngs of Donald Trump supporters stood in line Monday – some for more than 12 hours – as the queue to see the president stretched more than a half-mile outside the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.
Trump fashionistas in Kentucky sported ‘Trumplican’ cartoons and custom shirts designed to look like the ‘wall’ the president has vowed to build on America’s southern border
This family came in matching LEGO shirts – also promising a ‘YUGE’ wall (made of colored bricks!)
President Trump tweeted this aerial photo or unknown origin, showing what appeared to be some of the snaking line on a lawn past the furthest reaches of the Kentucky Exposition Center parking lot
FBI Director James Comey told the House Intelligence Committee that he knows of no evidence to support Trump’s March 4 claims on Twitter that Barack Obama’s administration wiretapped him at Trump Tower.
He also testified that there is an ongoing investigation into allegations of ties during the presidential election season between Trump campaign aides and individuals in Russian intelligence.
Trump backers, though, were in high spirits. None wanted to talk about the brewing controversies.
Instead they indulged in an unmistakably ebullient campaign atmosphere. Hundreds at a time shouted ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’
The president didn’t leave the White House until more than 45 minutes after the video was shot
Reflecting on Trump’s infamous slap at Hillary Clinton during a 2016 presidential debate, these besties wore shirts declaring: ‘I am NOT a nasty woman’
The more than half-mile long snaked around the Kentucky Exposition Center, and started with a woman named Lynette who arrived at 5:30 a.m. for an event slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
As the line grew longer and longer, others chanted ‘Lock her up!’ – a reference to former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
One wore an outfit painted to look like a brick wall, a hat-tip toward his pledge to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
A family in line wore matching shirts showing a LEGO Trump building a brick wall – with the message: ‘It’s gonna be YUGE.’
Others dressed in gear identifying them as ‘Trumplicans’ and ‘Proud Members of the Basket of Deplorables.’
Monday’s rally, the second in as many weeks, takes place against a backdrop of a U.S. flag and twin sigs reading ‘Promises Made’ and ‘Promises Kept.’
The Trump presidential campaign – not the White House – sponsored the event, which filled an expo center that has hosted the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament six times.
About 45 minutes before Trump was to appear, arena managers opened up upper-deck sections that had been roped off, accommodating a new crush of audience members.
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