Donald Trump supporter camps out for 48 hours before rally to see the president

Supporters line up in anticipation of President Trump's arrival

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — President Donald Trump is hosting the Great American Comeback event in Jacksonville Thursday night at Cecil Field.

Action News Jax’s Alicia Tarancon spent the morning speaking with supporters who have been lining up for hours and some even days.

Gene Huber was one of the first people in line waiting to see President Trump.

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On Tuesday, he drove up to Jacksonville from West Palm Beach.

It’s his 20th Trump rally and tonight he tells Action News Jax he’s here for one reason only.

“The love and support of our president, because this is what excites him, this is what energizes him because we love him and he loves us,” Huber said.

We watched supporters trickling in for tonight’s rally all morning long, and one of the first things they do is head over to a white tent where they get their temperature taken and receive a face mask before entering the event.

“All these precautions is what we need to do because that’s what’s going to decline this virus,” Huber said.

Huber told me he met the president back in 2017 at a rally in Melbourne, Florida and he even has a shirt to prove it.

When we met him, he was wearing a white shirt with a picture of him embracing President Trump after he jumped the fence to get on stage.

“This hug is for the hug of the American people. Not Gene Huber, because our president is the man of the people and that’s why once again we’re winning,” Huber said.