Donald Trump addresses supporters in Millington

Donald Trump addresses supporters in Millington
People lined up as early as 8 a.m. to see Donald Trump. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
People lined up as early as 8 a.m. to see Donald Trump. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MILLINGTON, TN (WMC) - Donald Trump spoke to his supporters in Millington, Tennessee, Saturday.

Trump touched down for a campaign stop at the Jetport sin Millington around 5:45 p.m.

"This is a great venue for such a large crowd," one person said. "Other rallies I've attended had to turn people away so here it's looking like it won't be an issue."

"Nobody is going to tell us what to do. I'm working for you," Trump said.

Nearly 5,000 people filled the hangar with signs and flags.

Trump spoke about bringing jobs back to America and illegal immigration.

"The people in this country are great. We're going to have Apple make their computers in this country not in China," Trump said.

Trump jabbed back at former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who told reporters Friday that he would not pay for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

"The wall just got 10 feet taller," Trump said.

Trump supporters said the rally made it clear who they will vote for.

"It was a wonderful speech," one supporter said. "He's so honest; he came through so clearly."

However, two men brought in signs saying "Trump makes America hate again." Within moments, supporters ripped the sign and they were escorted out by Millington police.

Mid-Southerners began arriving as early as 8 a.m. for Trump's visit.

"We have been waiting for him to come to Memphis and we get to see his plane; that's a treat because he's only done it two other times," supporter Lynette White said.

White was the first in line to the rally, and she has followed Trump many before, but none this close to home.

The hangar holds at least 19,000 people with standing room only.

"That's an ideal situation for him because the rallies that I've seen, they turn away people. There'll be thousands and thousands," White said.

The Millington Fire Chief Gary Graves said that with that many people, safety is a priority. That's why his department was joined by Millington Police and Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies.

"Come in and enjoy the rally, but bear in mind we do have some safety procedures that we do have to follow," Graves said.

Graves expects the event to heavily effect traffic, but they are also concerned with keeping people safe.

"We're mindful of people that don't agree with Mr. Trump and it's their right to do that, but it's expected and will be handled in a civil manner," he said.

Trump is just one of many who made their way to the Mid-South to campaign. Democratic hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at two Memphis churches Sunday, and Republican hopeful Ben Carson spoke exclusively to veterans. Both Clinton and Carson also paid visits to the Mid-South in 2015. Republican hopeful John Kasich stopped in Memphis Friday.

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