At a Trump Rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, a plane entered restricted airspace on Wednesday, leading to a fighter jet being dispatched to intercept it.
According to John Cornelio, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the F-16 jet got orders to investigate a small airplane flying above the rally.
“North American Aerospace Defense Command directed F-16 aircraft to investigate a general aviation aircraft that was not in communication with air traffic control and entered the Temporary Flight Restriction area surrounding Bullhead City, Arizona, without proper clearance,” said NORAD in a statement.
“The violating aircraft was non-responsive to initial intercept procedures, but established radio communications after NORAD aircraft deployed signal flares,” Cornelio said. “The violating aircraft was escorted out of the restricted area by the NORAD aircraft without further incident.”
The President was unaware of the situation, as secret service members scramble toward him. The secret service ultimately did not go onto the stage, however.
“I love that sound,” President Trump says in reference to the jet flying above him. “You don’t know what I went through to get those suckers up there. I had to get that money from the Democrats.”
Trump is visibly excited as the jet deploys its signal flares.
“Ohh, look at that! Look! Look! Oh, look at that. They gave the President a little display.”
The crowd cheers, as well as a loud chanting of, “U.S.A.” broke out.
Trump Vs Biden in Arizona
This rally in Arizona came as one of the last campaigns before the election on Tuesday, November 3. Previously, Arizona was a surefire Republican state. However, it has become a swing state in recent elections, leading to Trump’s last-minute rally.
In addition, former Vice President Joe Biden, and running mate Kamala Harris held a meeting at the Heard Museum in Phoenix with local tribal leaders. It was also not open to the public.