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Traveling Trump vendor sets up in Great Falls ahead of presidential visit

Posted at 4:29 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 06:29:26-04
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GREAT FALLS – President Donald Trump will host a rally in Great Falls on Thursday, and one vendor is hoping for a rally of his own.

Rocky Granata of New York drove into Great Falls on Wednesday and began setting up shop along 3rd Street NW in front of the former Dimitri’s restaurant.

Granata travels across the country to sell Trump merchandise wherever the President is conducting a rally: hats, banners, flags, pins, and more.

Granata estimates that he drives about 5,000 miles each month, and is often joined by fellow Trump supporters.

While in Great Falls, one of his fellow merchants is Randal Thom, who operates an Alaskan malamute breeding facility in Minnesota. Thom said that one of his dogs is even named after President Trump.

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