Exclusive Video and Pictures of 17,500-Person Trump Rally in North Carolina

SELMA, North Carolina–About 17,500 people turned out to see Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speak at “The Farm” Thursday evening. Trump was introduced by General Mike Flynn and was joined on stage by about two dozen generals, admirals, and medal of honor recipients for a speech focused on rebuilding the military.

Sheriff Steve Bissell provided the total attendance figure at the outdoor venue about an hour outside of Raleigh.

“Not far from here is Fort Bragg, the second largest military base in the world,” Trump told the crowd. “It is home to the 82nd Airborne Division, the most decorated unit in the U.S. military, and of our Army Special Forces, who even today are serving in harm’s way overseas.”

At one point Trump interrupted his prepared speech to comment on the size of the crowd. “Man this is a big crowd,” Trump said. “Even General Flynn is impressed and he’s not easily impressed.”

Trump touched on several specific bullet points to his plan to rebuild the military focuses on:

  • All men and women in uniform will have the supplies, support, equipment, medical care, and resources they need to get the job done
  • Full and proper funding for all branches of the American Armed Services
  • A commitment from our allies to pay their fair share of the military burden
  • Support for military families, including jobs, education, and housing
  • The best care in the world for our veterans, both at public VA facilities and with the right to see the private doctor of their choice.
  • And finally, a commitment to only engage the use of military forces when it is in the vital national security interest of the United States.

Trump finished by imploring the crowd to go out and vote. He said:

With your vote, we are just five days away from the change you’ve been waiting for your entire life.

Together, We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And We Will Make America Great Again.

When he finished his remarks, the crowd was treated to a fireworks show.

Breitbart News interviewed several of the attendees after the rally.

For these young ladies, this was their first rally.

These guys were fired up after listening to Trump’s speech.

This mother and her son were holding “Educated Women for Trump” and “Children for Trump are not deplorable” signs.

After the rally, several young people went up on stage and took pictures at the podium Trump had delivered his remarks from.


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