Former President Donald Trump speaks at Anchorage rally

The former president spoke to the Anchorage crowd for just over 90 minutes
Former President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Alaska Airlines Center on July 9, 2022.
Former President Donald Trump holds a rally at the Alaska Airlines Center on July 9, 2022.(Connor Matteson)
Published: Jul. 9, 2022 at 7:12 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Former President Donald Trump took the podium Saturday evening in front of a crowd of Alaskans at the Save America Rally at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Thousands showed up Saturday morning on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus as they waited for the day’s events to begin. Saturday afternoon, a contingent of speakers took the stage inside the 5,000-seat arena, including former governor and current U.S House candidate Sarah Palin, current U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch Trump advocate.

Outside of the Alaska Airlines Center, rally attendees grouped together in line as they waited their turn to get into the arena, with a variety of merchandise stands to check out.

The pre-program began about 1:45 p.m. with a prayer, the pledge of allegiance, national anthem and the Alaska flag song.

Liddell spoke first, once again making claims of voter fraud, including in Alaska. Many of his election claims have been debunked so far.

Palin later turned her attention to Alaska’s resources, saying she’s opposed to the Biden administration’s energy policies.

Tshibaka highlighted the fact that Alaska’s one House seat is often a crucial vote, imploring the crowd to get out and vote this year.

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