Donald Trump arrived in Pensacola after spending the day in Washington, D.C., and he told the crowd of about 10,000 people exactly what they wanted to hear tonight. National security has been a theme that definitely continued here.
Trump stepped on the stage to the roar of the crowd. He began by sharing his love for the state of Florida.
“I love this state, I love the people of this state, and together, we are going to have an amazing victory on November 8th,” Trump proclaimed.
The republican candidate then taunted the media, saying the crowd would never be shown in full on TV. He moved forward in his speech, touching on trade policy.
“We’re going to pursue new trade policies that put American workers first,” he promised. “And were going to keep our jobs in our country.”
Following the theme of “America First,” Trump continued by addressing immigration, and building a stronger border.
“We will also have… A very, very strong border that stops people and drugs… And those drugs are poisoning our youth and poisoning our people,” he said. “From illegally pouring into our country. And we will build the wall, and Mexico will pay for the wall.”
After Friday’s event, Donald Trump will head back to New York. Saturday, he’ll attend a funeral, and he’ll return to the campaign trail on Monday.
Trump claimed early in his speech the crowd was so large, people were turned away. We spoke with secret service, Pensacola Police, and someone who worked for the Bay Center. All three said no one had been turned away because of capacity.