Trump to host a rally in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — With Hilary Clinton making a stop in Buffalo this week, it only makes sense for the other candidates to host rallies in the city too. With New York being in play, Donald Trump will be paying a visit two days before the primary.

Trump is scheduled to host a rally at 7:00 pm Sunday, April 17 at the First Niagara Center. Members of Trump’s local campaign expect a huge turnout.

“We would expect a pretty full house for this, pretty full house. When looking at venues, we looked at a few, but it seemed like the First Niagara Center seemed like the best fit,” said David DiPietro, state co-chair for the Donald Trump Campaign.

With all eyes on New York for the first time in more than a decade and a new election rule that allows big winners to take all 95 delegates, Trump will look to come out swinging.

“I think he’s going to be touching on the economy for sure, the number of businesses that have left western New York, depletion of the population in western New York because of the high taxes, the state tax i’m sure he’ll mention,” said DiPietro.

Some western New Yorkers are against Trump’s visit.

“I personally would not attend because I have conflicting views with him,” said Mike Grate, Buffalo resident.

“I would absolutely not attend it, just for fear of violence and it’s just very politically charged and there’s a lot of guttural and visceral reactions from people, I don’t think it’s something for safety reasons I would attend,” said Jack Karlas, Buffalo resident.

A News 4 twitter poll found voters voicing their support for the republican front runner. One twitter use said, “he’s the only one who can get this country on track,” while another said, “of course, he’s going to be the next president.”

Trump campaign officials said the ticket process is still being worked out. Previous rallies across the country have required online reservations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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