Hours ahead of Milwaukee KAG rally, President Trump supporters line up downtown

NOW: Hours ahead of Milwaukee KAG rally, President Trump supporters line up downtown

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will join supporters at a rally Tuesday night, Jan. 14 in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

Some supporters of President Trump and VP Pence waited in line since Monday afternoon to to get into the rally. 

The crowds continued to grow Tuesday. For some, it's not their first time. 

"He energizes everybody. I mean every one I've been to gets better and better," said Walter Roach, President Trump supporter. 

"You spend a day meeting with people who you've never met before and you become really good friends and and keep in touch with a lot of these people,” said Justin Groh, President Trump supporter. 

For others, this will be the first time seeing President Trump in person. 

"We want to see him. You know he does a lot of these. He likes to get out and see his supporters, which is your everyday American," said Jake Stock, President Trump supporter. 

Erin Perrine with the Trump campaign said she's not surprised more than 50 of President Trump's supporters were in line before 7 a.m. in the cold. 

“The President has hardcore supporters everywhere we go and that’s no different here in Wisconsin. We regularly see this where folks will line up days in advance, nights in advance to make sure they get their spot in the arena,” Perrine said. 

President Trump and VP Pence have traveled to Wisconsin several times in the past few years, and Perrine said this time won't be the last before the next election. 

"We're going to have a very aggressive presence here in Wisconsin," said Perrine. 

There is a big protest planned during the rally. The group plans to meet at Red Arrow Park at 6 p.m., and then march to the Panther Arena. 

Nearly 900 people on Facebook said they planned to go to the protest and an additional almost 4,000 people said they are interested in attending. 

The doors open at the Panther Arena at 3 p.m., and the rally is set to start at 7 p.m. 

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