SPRINGFIELD, IL (KPLR) - Convention center officials in Springfield, IL say Monday’s Donald Trump rally was the largest attended event in the history of the center. An estimated crowd of 10,200 heard a high-energy Trump speak for approximately one hour.
“There is a movement going on,” said Trump as he greeted the crowd.
Trump talked about many of the issues he’s been addressing on his campaign stump speech. At one point, a group of Bernie Sanders supporters tried to interrupt Trump.
“Get out of here,” Trump shouted. He described how Sanders was interrupted while giving a speech.
“A couple of young women took over the microphone from Bernie a month ago,” said Trump.
“He is not stopping Isis I will tell you.”
Trump went on to tell his audience he has been successful in business and will bring that success to the White House. He said supporters would be tired of winning if he became President.
Trump also brought up a recent controversy surrounding this year’s holiday cups from Starbucks. The company has gone to a more generic look in an effort to welcome all customers’ holiday stories. Trump said maybe it’s time for a boycott.
“If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again, that I can tell you,” said Trump.
The republican candidate for President also attacked democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Trump suggested Clinton would face legal troubles if he becomes President.
Trump also promised to support taxing companies shipping jobs overseas. He said if Ford built a plant in Mexico, he would charge the auto maker a 35% tax on every car entering the U.S.