Trump plans to host a “tent” rally for Syrian refugees in New Jersey next week, the president’s campaign announced Tuesday.
Trump is expected to hold a rally at the New Jersey Statehouse on Friday, the campaign said in a statement.
The event will feature “closer to 1,000 people” from the camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, and will be held “on a first come, first serve basis.”
“It is important to remember that refugees are the most vulnerable among us, and the president is right to welcome them with open arms,” Trump said in the statement.
“I want to thank all the governors and state officials who have taken this important step, and I will also be honoring the governor’s order to provide up to 1.2 million of our neighbors with the necessary support to help them survive the current crisis.”
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie, a Trump ally, said the announcement was “a historic step toward helping our neighbors,” and called it “another step toward the common American dream.”
“This is an important step in our effort to welcome refugees and those who have been persecuted and displaced,” Christie said in an interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.
“We are taking a very bold step forward and that is to allow in the thousands of refugees who have already been vetted and who have shown the willingness to come to our state.”