GOP frontrunner Donald Trump spoke at Liberty University to thousands of people that filled the audience, where he quoted from the Bible and told the college students to “never give up.”
“You can never ever give up,” Trump told the audience on the college campus in Lynchburg, Virginia. “If you give up, you’re not going to make it.”
“Go into a field that you love,” he added, “If you don’t love it, you’re not going to be successful.”
A man shouted from the crowd and Trump echoed him, “I make you proud to be an American?”
Trump responded, “That’s very nice.”
“It’s very hard for somebody to run for president,” Trump told the crowd, referencing his comments on illegal immigration and the backfire that followed. “You’re really exposing so much.”
“We’re going to protect Christianity,” Trump vowed. “I don’t have to be politically correct, we’re going to protect it.”
Trump then quoted from the Bible, “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
“It’s so representative of what’s taken place,” he added.
During Trump’s speech, he went on to tout the poll numbers that have him leading the GOP field and said he thinks he’s going to “clean the table” in terms of state primary elections, adding, “I think we could really surprise a lot of people.”
Trump said everything that was discussed during the Democratic debate on Sunday night means “tremendously high taxes.”
Trump said he would build a strong military, and he doubled down on building the wall along the southern border and having Mexico pay for it. He also vowed to bring jobs back to the United States from other countries.
Trump said he would like to see a woman president, but not Hillary Clinton, because she’s “a disaster.”
He also took a swipe at the other candidates because unlike them, he is funding his own campaign and doesn’t have any donors or Wall Street to answer to. “They don’t own me,” Trump said of the donors and lobbyists.
He also bashed the mainstream media and how they never show the large crowds on the camera when he is giving speeches at his campaign rallies.
“It’s a movement. It’s packed,” Trump said about his supporters. “The press is very, very dishonest,” adding, “not all of it, but most of it.”
“This political press is brutal,” Trump explained. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” referencing, “the camera trick where they don’t show” the crowds supporting him.
“You’re not getting a real picture of this silent majority,” he explained.
“It’s no longer so silent. It’s become a noisy majority. People want to see greatness for our country,” Trump touted. “These politicians are all talk no action. They don’t get it done.”