Hundreds of US President Donald Trump’s supporters found themselves stranded and forced to endure freezing temperatures for hours following the conclusion of the president’s rally in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday due to a lack of shuttle buses.
The US president wrapped his outdoor rally and departed Omaha’s Eppley Airfield via Air Force One around 9:00 p.m. local time on October 27. While attendees received shuttle bus rides from their vehicles to the airfield, it quickly became apparent that transportation services had hit a snag after the event.
Video footage published on social media by Fox News correspondent Jeff Paul shows an extremely long line of supporters still waiting for a bus at 10:15 p.m. local time.
“Some just gave up and walked from the airfield, back to wherever they parked,” he noted. “It was about 32° [Fahrenheit] out at the time. Many had already spent hours outside as they waited for POTUS to arrive.”
Some 30 attendees were “contacted for medical reasons,” and at least seven individuals were transported to a local hospital, the Omaha Police Department told BuzzFeed News.
According to the account, 20 empty shuttles were stuck in the “South Economy parking lot” due to heavy traffic. Spotty cell service also hindered police communications.
“Is there any place you would rather be than a Trump rally on about a 10-degree [Fahrenheit] evening? … It’s cold out here, but that’s…