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Donald Trump makes last pitch to North Carolina

Donald Trump held a rally in Raleigh at the JS Dorton Arena on the NC State Fairgrounds Monday afternoon. 

Donald Trump held a rally in Raleigh at the JS Dorton Arena on the NC State Fairgrounds Monday afternoon. 

“I’m not a politician, I can say proudly — my only special interest is you,” he told the crowd.

Trump said ending government corruption and eliminating the power of special interest groups are goals of his presidency.

“Real change also means restoring honesty to our government,” he said.

Trump said his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, is unfit to be president.

“Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person to ever seek the office of president of the United States,” he said.

Trump criticized Clinton’s support of the NAFTA trade deal and said that her policies will damage the North Carolina economy.

Trump said Clinton’s policies on immigration endanger the American people.

“Hillary supports open borders — there goes your country,” he said.

Trump said if he is elected, he will eliminate all government funding for sanctuary citizens and build a wall along the southwestern U.S. border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country.

Trump also praised Gov. Pat McCrory and his work, encouraging the audience to vote for McCrory and support the Republican party.

“He’s in a tough fight, but he’s going to win that fight,” Trump said.

McCrory attended the event to show his support for Trump and said the audience should not allow liberal ideals to hurt the state.

McCrory defended House Bill 2 as a necessary measure to protect the safety of N.C. women and children.

“We’re going to stick up for the taxpayers of North Carolina,” he said. “Are you with me, North Carolina?”

North Carolina native and N.C. State alumna Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of Donald Trump, said she was glad to see the number of women in the audience supporting Trump.

“Don’t believe anything the media says folks, you know what, they won’t try and stop a loser, but they will try and stop a winner and Donald Trump is a winner,” she said.

Lara Trump said this election is important because the people have the chance to exercise their political power.

“This is the election where we decide whether our country is run by the politicians or the people, and Donald Trump is giving it back to the people,” she said.

Trump said he wants to bring back manufacturing and industrial jobs to North Carolina and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Trump said this election is an opportunity to rebuild the nation and its infrastructure.

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“And now it’s up to the American people to deliver the justice that we deserve in the ballot boxes tomorrow,” he said.

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