GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Standing outside the venue with a small boom box and CDs, Rockingham County native Robin Renee drummed up excitement for Donald Trump’s rally to Greensboro.
She considers herself one of the strongest Trump supporters out there, so much so she’s even written a song for the GOP nominee: “Make America Great Again.”
“I wrote this song about all the things he says he's gonna do because I feel our country is in bad shape,” Renee said.
She’s not the only one, as hundreds of supporters were pleased with Trump’s visit. Recent accusations of Trump sexually assaulting women and lewd locker room talk from the past not changing supporters’ minds.
“I think every saint has a past and every sinner has a future, that's what I was told. I was born and raised in North Carolina,” said supporter Kelly Newman. “It's water under the bridge.”
“I have forgiveness in my heart and he did apologize for the stuff that happened 11 years ago. It's not that I agree with that stuff because I don't agree with what happened, but he said he was sorry and I forgive him for it,” Renee said.
But not everyone was a Trump fan, as supporters pushed one protester out for holding an American flag upside down. And across the street, protestors picketed his recently released comments about groping women.
“It's just disrespectful and it's disgusting, and I don't like it at all,” said High School student Amiah Hasan.
“I think Donald Trump is a trigger, a walking talking trigger, for any woman who has suffered sexual assault in their life,” said protestor Jennifer McCammant.