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Trump campaign rally rescheduled due to Hurricane Jaoquin

Posted at 10:10 AM, Sep 29, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - Donald Trump has postponed his rally in Virginia Beach due to Hurricane Jaoquin.

Trump was scheduled to speak at an event hosted by Delegate Taylor on Friday.

The ticket website has an official statement on the event's cancellation:

Due to Hurricane Joaquin and the declared state of emergency in the great state of Virginia we have postponed Friday's Rally. Mr. Trump stated, "While we were expecting 10,000 people based on demand, and it would have been a happening, everyone's safety is of far more importance to me. We will reschedule the event very soon and I look forward to being there."

"The Trump event sold out faster than anyone anticipated. We are pleased that he is coming to Virginia Beach and hope others candidates will follow. While the Presidential campaign is running the event, as they should, we are trying to push for a bigger venue," Taylor said in a press release.

Tickets sold out within hours and there was a waitlist for those who still wanted to attend.

The event was going be held at Wave Convention Center in Virginia Beach.

NewsChannel 3 spoke to Taylor who says he reached out to several campaigns but Trump was the first to respond and he agreed to do the event.

The convention center holds about 2,500 people and it was sold out by noon.

Taylor says he has not endorsed anyone but he likes Trump because he "tells it like it is."

"I like that he is not politically correct and does not back down," says Taylor.

"After being contacted by several Presidential campaigns seeking endorsement, I decided the best thing to do was offer to help to facilitate and host town halls in the largest city in Virginia," said Taylor. "It is important for the people of Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and all of Virginia to see and hear as many candidates as possible."

There hasn't been any information posted about when the event will be rescheduled.