Donald Trump addresses supporters at spirited Kenansville rally

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KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stopped in Kenansville Tuesday where he addressed a crowd of supporters at the Duplin County Event Center.

The line of those waiting to hear Trump speak wrapped all the way around to the road outside late in the afternoon ahead of his speech.

Most of the hundreds of people 9 On Your Side spoke with said they were excited to see Trump. And the long line didn’t deter supporters, many who stood in line for three hours.

But not everyone at the rally Tuesday agreed with Trump’s policies or his qualifications for president.

“Donald Trump is unqualified to be our national commander in chief,” said  (Col (Ret) Earl Atkinson, Clinton supporter. “He doesn’t have the moral compass. He doesn’t have the skill set. He doesn’t have the personal history or the knowledge.”

Others disagreed.

“As of right now, we have other countries looking down on us. Iran for one,” said Zachary Johnson, Trump supporter. “I think Trump will do a better job at looking over us and take out Iran and knock them back down to where they need to be.”

There were more supporters than protestors at the event.

The sheriff’s office said as many as ten thousand were expected to attend.

Other supporters 9 On Your Side spoke with said they were just happy to see a presidential candidate in person. It’s the first time a candidate has made a stop in Kenansville.

 

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