Thousands pack into Indy Trump rally

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to Indianapolis for a rally Wednesday.

Supporters of Donald Trump line up at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, for the presidential candidate's rally.
Supporters of Donald Trump line up at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, for the presidential candidate’s rally.

Thousands gathered mid-afternoon Wednesday at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis to hear the Republican president candidate speak.

The visit came less than two weeks before the May 3 Indiana primary.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop in Indianapolis on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign stop in Indianapolis on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Trump is in a race for the GOP nomination with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Cruz is scheduled to attend a spring fundraising dinner for the Indiana GOP on Thursday. Kasich didn’t have any Indiana events listed on his website as of Wednesday morning.

During the rally, which lasted more than an hour, Trump ordered several protesters out, a move that has become customary at the frontrunner’s rallies around the country. He even called the protesters “not very tough” because they left without resistance.

Trump talked about the topics that usually come up in his rallies: taking down ISIS, building up the military, supporting veterans and building a border wall. He also talked about keeping jobs in the United States and called out Carrier several times. The company is taking 1,400 jobs from Indianapolis and Huntington to Mexico. He said Carrier should have to pay a 35% tariff to bring its products back into the U.S. to sell.

 

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