An angry crowd of Donald Trump supporters chanted “let us in” after being denied entry to see the former president speak in Florida.
Many complained about waiting hours to get into the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach for the Turning Point Action Conference on Saturday, July 15.
Among the list of confirmed speakers, in addition to the former president, are right-wing favorites Tucker Carlson, Steve Bannon and Lauren Boebert.
But according to irate attendees, there were hundreds of people who couldn’t get a spot inside the venue, despite waiting for hours in searing temperatures.
According to West Palm Beach weather reports on July 15, an outside temperature of 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded.
A clip shared by FreedomNews.TV showed people waiting at the barriers inside the venue yelling, “Let us in.”
The clip of the angry crowd was shared on Twitter by journalist Oliya Scootercaster in which a woman demanded to see Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk to discuss the trouble the group had getting in.
The woman speaking to the camera said: “We want Charlie Kirk to come here and tell us, after standing in line for four hours in a sweltering 115 degree garage, to be told when we finally get to the front that we can’t go ahead.
“We can’t see there’s a wall up and we can’t get in. Hundreds of people are back here from all over the country and they won’t let us in.”
The woman and her companion claimed that they and others had been told there were no more seats in the venue. One of the women also claimed that she had spent $1,000 on tickets, lodging and flights from New York.
Both women said they wanted Kirk to know there was a problem, saying, “That’s not how you treat your followers.”
Since being shared, the post has been viewed more than 596,200 times and liked 4,250 times across multiple Twitter accounts that retweeted the clip.
According to the Turning Point Action website, adult tickets to the event cost between $400 and $950 for regular and VIP access, respectively. Regular student tickets cost $250, and a VIP student ticket costs the customer $800.
As of Sunday morning, news week he did not find any posts by Charlie Kirk or Turning Point Action’s social media accounts addressing the claims that people were not allowed to enter the venue.
news week contacted Turning Point Action for comment via its website on Sunday.
Kirk commented in a post on Saturday.: “Amazing day at #ActCon2023. Over 7,000 people. 50 states. 2,000 district committee members. Incredible energy. Trump deserves huge credit for wanting to lead and win the nomination from the ground up. That’s how we won.”