Following a long delay due to fog, a rally at Lenior-Rhyne University for Donald Trump started Monday at noon. Chris Christie the New Jersey Governor introduced Trump while at the same time close to a dozen protesters were thrown out.
Christie’s introduction of Trump was close to two hours after the scheduled start of the rally.
Police removed close to a dozen people who are protesting when Trump made the promise to build a wall along the U.S. and Mexico border.
Trump received a big applause when he spoke about building the wall, and as law enforcement escorted the protestors from the rally, people started shouting “USA, USA.”
One other protester was thrown out while Christie was speaking about one of Trump’s competitors Senator Marco Rubio from Florida.
Trump claims the media had reported about violence at his rallies incorrectly. He claims no one has ever been hurt. One man sucker punched another last week in a Fayetteville rally and Trump said he was considering paying the man’s legal fees.
Trump said it was just a movement and a love fest. He claimed there was anger when you look at the U.S. and it cannot win any longer.
Chanting could be heard outside the auditorium but Trump ignored the noise and pressed ahead with his speech.
He answered criticism about this record in business by pointing out he has successful companies and his hotel in Washington is ahead of schedule in being developed.
The rally had been delayed when Trump’s plane could not land nearby and was diverted to an airport in Charlotte.
Over 1,000 supporters some of whom were in line for over three hours got turned away from entering the rally due to capacity.
Close to 80 protesters were amongst those who came early. As many as 70 law enforcement officials were at Trump’s rally.
One protester said Trump would find out it was impossible to depart 11 million undocumented immigrants.
The frontrunner’s rallies have for months been interrupted due to protesters. Last week, at one of his GOP rallies, the protests created some physical violence.
The President of the university Wayne Powell told the audience the school had extended an invitation to all major candidates.