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Trump addresses "loud majority" at Grand Rapids campaign rally


Donald Trump’s campaign rally at Walker’s DeltaPlex drew a sellout crowd. The GOP Presidential candidate spoke for more than an hour. What did he talk about without the use of a teleprompter and how did it resonate with Republicans in attendance?

“The next President of the United State Mr. Donald J. Trump!”

“Wow! Wow!

GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump played to a sellout crowd.

“We love Michigan! We love Michigan!”

More than 7,000 people packed Walker’s DeltaPlex.

“Too many bad things are happening. We’re going to start winning folks.”

Like winning over Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“If we could get Russia on our side, and other countries on our side, and then knock the hell out of ISIS…right…right?...”

Never mind allegations Putin has killed journalists.

Trump moved on to attack Democratic frontrunner Hilary Rodham Clinton using a head turning term.

“She was going to beat Obama. I don’t know who would be worse? I don’t know. How does it get worse? She was favored to win and she got schlonged. She lost.”

But winning? Trump pointing out his lead in the polls, his belief in a strong military, his view the Iran nuclear deal is a bad deal and immigration reform begins with the building of a wall along the U.S. southern border.

“I’ve got to make it great and I’ve even got to make it beautiful because some day they will honor me by calling it the Trump Wall.”

“It’s a little farfetched but you get the message in that message.”

That’s Cliff Washington from Grand Rapids an undecided Republican.

“Chicks dig The Donald, which we do.”

My name is Riki Gheller and I am from Flint Michigan.”

“He’s not a politician and that’s a pro for me and he’s an absolute businessman and this country’s in trouble.”

“This is the first time I have ever followed a political campaign ever in my life.”

Saundra Kiczenski made the four drive in from Sault Ste Marie.

“The only one I ever liked was Reagan. Now at least we have something fun.”

“Both. Mostly entertainer. I think most of the people are tired of the political people and they want a political outsider.”

Trump appealing to supports saying they’re not a part of the silent majority…

“This is a very, very aggressive very, very noisy, loud majority…”

From the DeltaPlex in Walker, Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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