Hundreds of President Donald Trump's supporters were left in the freezing cold for hours after a campaign rally at an airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night, with some walking about 3 miles to waiting buses and others being taken away in ambulances, NBC News reports.
Seven people were taken to area hospitals, suffering from a variety of conditions, and another 30 "contacted" for medical reasons, the Omaha Police Department said in a statement. The Omaha airport authority had a slightly different figure of the number taken to hospitals — it said six individuals were transported to local hospitals but could not confirm that it was due to the cold.
The temperature in the area was in the mid-30s at the time.
The Trump campaign said Wednesday they deployed "double the normal allotment" of buses for rallygoers but blamed the delays on road closures and the "resulting congestion."
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"We always strive to provide the best guest experience at our events and we care about their safety," said Trump campaign spokeswoman Samantha Zager.
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