Hundreds of President Trump’s supporters were left waiting in freezing cold temperatures Tuesday evening after shuttle buses taking attendees of his rally in Omaha, Neb., were unable to return many supporters from the venue to their cars.
It wasn’t initially clear why the shuttle buses provided by the Trump campaign were delayed, though traffic outside of the airfield where the event took place was reportedly heavy and cell service was spotty and slow, hampering police communications. A request for comment from the Trump campaign was not immediately returned.
Some attendees remained on-site until nearly 1 a.m., according to the Omaha World-Herald, which noted that the president’s remarks ended around 9 p.m.
Trump campaign officials told the newspaper that crowds estimated around 29,000 contributed to the delays but added that their buses were sufficient for those attending.
“We need at least 30 more buses,” one Omaha police officer told CNN, however.
“There was no direction given. I expected at the end of the rally somebody will say, ‘Go this way and there will be buses waiting,'” one rally volunteer told the World-Herald.
The buses did not return after the first load of attendees were picked up “for an hour and a half,” added the volunteer, Kris Beckenbach.
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