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Thursday, February 11, 2016

4000 rally for Trump in South Carolina a day after the Republican frontrunner's resounding win in New Hampshire primary-Post and Courier

Above, 2/10/16, "The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Clemson is filled with Donald Trump supporters at a rally on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Lauren Petracca/Staff," Greenville News

Above, 2/10/16. "Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign event at Clemson University in Pendleton, S.C.," European Press photo agency 

Above, 2/10/16, "A crowd gathers for a campaign rally for Donald Trump at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton on Wednesday. The day before, Trump convincingly won the New Hampshire Republican primary. Travis Dove/The New York Times," via Post and Courier

"More than 4,000 people showed up to see Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump speak a day after his resounding win in the New Hampshire primary, where he received 35 percent of the vote."...Post and Courier

2/11/16, "Trump takes victory lap, hits Bush at Clemson rally," The Greenville News, Amanda Coyne

"Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump celebrated his New Hampshire primary election win and set his focus on South Carolina in a campaign rally at Clemson University on Wednesday night.

The rally was part victory lap, part stump speech and part get out the vote effort. Trump savored his New Hampshire win, recited crowd-favorite pledges to build a wall on the Mexican border and repeatedly reminded the audience: "I don't want your money, I want your vote."

Trump said he was running on an hour's sleep since the Tuesday night victory.

"But when you have victory, you don't need sleep," Trump said to a raucously cheering crowd....

Most of the arena's bench seating, which accommodates 3,000, was occupied, as well as half the arena's floor worth of seats. The audience had Trump hats and scarves; two waved a copy of Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" in the air, while another held a poster of Trump donning a photoshopped Clemson hat.

Trump played to the local crowd, saying Clemson's national championship game against Alabama was "better than the Super Bowl" and that the Tigers would "go all the way" next season. The crowd responded with a Clemson cadence count.

When Trump opened the floor to questions, some audience members asked about Medicare and decreasing the trade deficit; others asked Trump to sign a copy of "The Art of the Deal" or started Trump cheers.

By 3:30 p.m., three and a half hours before the rally began, hundreds of people had lined up outside Clemson's T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena, waiting to see the bombastic billionaire. When doors opened, crowds filled the arena for the real estate mogul’s rally as songs including “Billionaire” and “I Wanna Be Rich” played on the speakers.

Jim Cooley traveled from Georgia to see Trump for the seventh time and got in line at 9 a.m. on a frigid day. He said he likes the Republican frontrunner because "he doesn't talk PC."

“He says what’s on his mind,” Cooley said.

“We all do, but he can say it louder,” said Gale Whiteford, of Laurens, chiming in. She got in line at noon with her family. They had tried to go to Trump’s January rally in Gilbert, but the venue was already full by the time they arrived. They watched the rally, where he was endorsed by South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, from outside the venue on a big screen “with about 4,000 other people.”

Pastor Mark Burns, of Easley, echoed these sentiments in a fiery invocation in which he thanked God that Trump "has the boldness to say what others will not say.""


2/10/16, "Trump rides New Hampshire primary wave, draws 4,000 to Clemson rally," The Post and Courier, Maya T. Prabhu, Clemson

"More than 4,000 people showed up to see Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump speak a day after his resounding win in the New Hampshire primary, where he received 35 percent of the vote....

Trump told the crowd he planned to keep that momentum going to win South Carolina on Feb. 20. He was leading in the most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll with 36 percent of the Republican vote.... 

Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, who endorsed Trump last month, introduced him to the crowd at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena."


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