President Trump rallies supporters in Nashville

NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville on Wednesday afternoon for an event at The Hermitage and a rally at Municipal Auditorium.

Air Force One landed at Berry Field National Guard Base just before 4 p.m. after visiting two cities in Michigan.

The presidential motorcade then made its way to The Hermitage for a celebration of what would have been President Andrew Jackson’s 250th birthday. Trump toured Jackson’s home and placed a wreath at his tomb.

The president then traveled to Municipal Auditorium for a planned campaign rally.

Thousands of supporters lined up for hours to get inside the auditorium for Trump’s speech. The president took the stage about 30 minutes later than scheduled as hundreds of people were still outside Municipal Auditorium.

“I’m thrilled to be here in Nashville, TN, the home of country music, southern hospitality and the great President Andrew Jackson,” Trump said moments after taking the stage.

During the speech, Trump addressed the fact that a federal judge in Hawaii had just put his revised travel ban on hold.

“We’re going to fight this ruling and take this case as far as it needs to go, including the Supreme Court,” Trump said.

Trump also touched on the House Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The president spoke for about 30 minutes before leaving the stage and returning to Air Force One. He departed Nashville around 8:15 p.m.

Metro police say two people were arrested by citation for disorderly conduct outside of Municipal Auditorium in two separate incidents. Police say one woman was charged for fighting in line and one man was charged for shoving another person. No other incidents were reported.

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