Thousands of people flooded into East Carolina University’s Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum yesterday to show their support or opposition for President Donald Trump, during a rally for his re-election campaign in 2020.
Roaring fans of the Republican candidate filled many of the 8,000 seats in William’s Arena, leaving thousands more outside who were unable to enter.
Trump began the rally by addressing the impeachment efforts made recently against him and reiterated to the crowd how the House of Representatives killed the attempt.
“I just heard the United States House of Representatives has voted to kill the most ridiculous project I’ve ever been involved in,” Trump said. “The resolution, how stupid is that, on impeachment.”
Trump continually boasted of his “accomplishments” since his 2016 election into office throughout the rally, including low unemployment, with an emphasis on low unemployment among African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans, large tax and regulation cuts and a thriving economy under his presidency.
“Nobody in their first two and a half years has done anywhere close to what we (Trump and his administration) have done,” Trump said. “The unemployment rate among African Americans is the lowest in the history of our country, unemployment among Hispanic Americans, we’re doing really well.”
Trump continued to rally the crowd of thousands by saying leading Democratic voices are “left wing extremists who reject everything our nation stands for” in a reference to the Democrats who voted for his impeachment, while thanking the Democrats who supported him in the House vote.
Among those who Trump considers left wing extremist Democratic voices are congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, all of whom he denounced in his speech based on claims of disloyalty to the U.S., according to Trump.
Trump said Representative Omar blamed terrorism in the U.S. on the United States involvement in other countries affairs, smeared U.S. servicemen involved in Black Hawk Down and slandered Americans who were trying to keep peace in Somalia, Omar’s home country before immigrating to the U.S.
These remarks made by Trump prompted members of the crowd in the arena of 8,000 to chant “send her back” collectively among the massive crowd of supporters in reference to sending Omar back to Somalia.
President Trump continued his slander of Democrats by addressing the Democratic agenda, as opposed to the Republican agenda, which lead to a chant of “USA” among onlookers.
“The democrat agenda is anti-worker, anti-jobs, anti-citizen, anti-family and anti-common sense,” Trump said. “The Republican agenda is pro-worker, pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-growth and one hundred percent pro-America.”
Trump expressed his support of fellow Republicans running for Congress in North Carolina including Greg Murphy, who he called onto the stage, as well as Dan Bishop, who also joined Trump on stage and gave a short speech to encourage voters.
Trump commented on the packed arena of supporters and said he rarely has an open seat at his rallies, including Greenville.
“We could have sold this arena out tonight 10 times,” Trump said.
Trump continued the rally by boosting the crowds energy and encouraging the people who came out to continue to support him in the 2020 election.
To appeal for the female vote, Trump said women want a president who ensures strong military protection, strong borders, strong law enforcement, great education and assurance for their families, all of which he could provide with their vote.
President Trump said he hopes to continue to run for election past 2020, into 2024 and further. He said the future all depends on voters and the wrong choice could mean losing all of the progress he and his supporters have made.
“If we don’t win in 2020, everything that we’ve done, your 401K’s are going to crash the whole thing is going to come down like a stack of cards,” Trump said. “It can disappear very quickly.”
President Trump concluded the rally by saying the fate of the country rests in the hands of voters, including those in North Carolina and he said he will continue to deliver on his promises.
“We will give school choice to millions of underserved children who are trapped in failing government schools, we will defend privacy, free speech, religious liberty and the right to keep and bear arms.” Trump said. “But above all we will never stop fighting for the values that bind us together as one great nation, as one America.”