Long lines of cars, along with complaints about waiting hours in the parking lot, have been featured on viral TikToks and tweets.
In a report from the Arizona Republic, ”many people leaving the venue had to wait more than an hour before they could exit the dirt parking lots and get on the road.”
The departure delay led to the long lines to get into the event, which is only accessible by a single two-lane road.
A TikToker who goes by @special_head had conversations with people waiting to leave the former commander-in-chief’s rally in Arizona. One woman claimed that people couldn’t leave until Trump did because the Secret Service needed to secure the road
“The Secret Service can go f*** themselves. And f***ing know how to do their job right,” said a man sporting a “Gods Guns & Trump” T-shirt.
Afterwards, a woman wearing a red vest with a USA pin on the lapel claimed that she was an attorney thought the situation was “bulls***” and never had “freedom restricted like this” before.
“And of all places for it happen. My first Trump rally.
“This is false imprisonment… They’re treating us like commoners. Let all the VIPs go first, and who cares about the little people.”
She also said that before the general public could leave, Trump, merchants, recreational vehicles, and others had the priority to head out first.