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Trump Fires Up Supporters, Opponents In Hickory

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stopped in Hickory today to hold what he called "a lovefest." He fired up the crowd at Lenoir Rhyne University with talk of trade deals, immigration, and ISIS. Supporters and opponents of Trump outside the auditorium were also fired up.

WFAE’s David Boraks and Lisa Worf were there and discuss the mood of the rally. 


Lenoir-Rhyne officials said they were contacted only Friday by the Trump campaign, inquiring about hosting a rally on campus. University Spokesman Drew Van Horn said the college has an open invitation to all candidates to visit campus. Trump has been the only taker this year. The last was Rick Santorum four years ago. Van Horn said college officials have taken a bit of flak for the decision. Listen to a brief interview with Van Horn, where he also talks about the "healing service" after Trump's speech: