FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina continues to prove its importance in the 2016 presidential election.
Tuesday night, Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville. The attacks on opponent and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton continued, but this time Trump used a comparison of their policies to do it.
“Hillary wants to raise taxes. Trump, Trump that’s me, wants to lower them considerably,” he said.
To the energetic crowd Trump pitched his economic plan, which he says includes reforming immigration, lowering corporate taxes and taxes on the middle class. For many supporters like Donald Allen, of Lumberton, the ideas stuck.
“We're going to make America great again. We're going to put people to work. If he does what he says, our economy will be back right again,” Allen said.
Over the course of about a 40 minute speech, Trump attacked rival Hillary Clinton’s character and claimed her dishonesty is a reason she should not be allowed to run for office.
“She has bad judgment, her temperament is terrible, it’s a loser’s temperament, I have the temperament of a winner,” Trump said. Trump continued to say Hillary Clinton’s email scandal shows she lied to the American people. Chants of “lock her up” rang out through the arena.
While Trump did not address his controversial comments made in Wilmington earlier in the day about the Second Amendment, he did make his stance on gun rights clear.
“The Second Amendment is under siege, believe me. If Hillary Clinton gets in the Second Amendment is under siege. And so here's the story, we are going to make America great again,” Trump said.