INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2016) – Presidential hopeful Donald Trump took the stage to thunderous applause and cheers Wednesday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
Speaking in front of a crowd of thousands, Trump reiterated his support for a plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, took shots at fellow Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton and railed against Carrier's decision to move hundreds of jobs from Indianapolis to Mexico.
Trump met with Gov. Mike Pence at the Governor's Residence before the rally. The governor said Trump requested the meeting and released the following statement about it:
“Governor Pence was pleased to welcome Mr. Trump back to Indiana and hear firsthand his plans for the country. The Governor was also grateful for the opportunity to describe Indiana's economic success and expressed his desire to have a partner in the White House who will help advance pro-growth economic policies, reduce burdensome regulation and curb the size and scope of government. With more than 130,000 new private sector jobs created since he took office, Governor Pence believes addressing these issues is critical in order for Indiana to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
At the rally Trump spoke for about an hour, imploring Hoosiers to go out and vote to "make America great again" at the conclusion of his speech. He criticized the media, the political system and the current U.S. leadership as he positioned himself as a political outsider who wouldn't be swayed by special interests.
And, of course, he addressed protesters as they were hauled out of the rally, once remarking that he was "disappointed" in their lack of tenacity.
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