INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — After a huge primary win in New York on Tuesday, Donald Trump is aiming for the Hoosier state.
He held his first campaign rally in Indianapolis on Wednesday.
Thousands of people made their way into the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. While some stayed inside to support Donald Trump, others had to make their way out.
Supporters were instructed to shout “Trump” whenever they spotted a protester, so police could find and escort them outside.
Nearly three minutes after Trump took the stage, he joined the supporters in the process.
“Go ahead, you can get ’em out, get ’em out,” exclaimed Trump as protesters were taken away.
Trump covered a variety of topics, hitting Carrier and its plans to outsource jobs in Mexico.
“Build that wall, build that wall, build that wall!” the crowd shouted.
“I love you too, I love you too,” said Trump. “We’re going to have strong borders, we’re going to build the wall, and you know, when Carrier that left here goes to Mexico and they want to sell their product across the border with no tax, no nothing, we are going to say, ‘Sorry, folks. We have a nice strong border, we have a nice beautiful wall, you’re going to bring it across the border and we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax after what you did.’”
Trump also spoke about the need to build a stronger military to beat ISIS.
He took a few shots at the media, as well as the primary system, calling it “rigged.”
But in the end, he came back to his popular slogan and promised to “Make America Great Again.”
Trump supporter from Benton County, Mary Arias, believes him.
“I think the American dream has died in the last seven and a half years and he’s seeing the same vision I have,” said Arias. “I want to see America restored to its original being, the way it was.”
But protester Jenna Woestman doesn’t share Trump’s vision.
“I don’t agree with the way he talks about minorities, under-served groups, foreign policy, many things,” said Woestman. “I just wanted to come and stand with the people that he is talking down to.”
But not everyone is for or against Trump.
Many people have yet to decide, including Indiana delegates.
“I hope that if there is anybody riding the fence, that they’ll make the decision to be a full Trump supporter now,” said Arias.
Trump’s visit comes less than two weeks from the Indiana primary election on May 3. His opponent, Ted Cruz, is expected to come to Indianapolis on Thursday.