SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Chants of “Lock her up!” were heard outside the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Wednesday, as Donald Trump supporters lined up for the Republican Presidential candidate’s rally.
Trump is expected to land at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport around 6 p.m., then take the stage at 7 p.m. at the BB&T Center. Motorists who commute west on Interstate 595 should plan accordingly.
His planned appearance in South Florida comes one day after his appearance at a rally in North Carolina, where he mentioned the Second Amendment when talking about Hillary Clinton’s possible Supreme Court Justice selection.
Trump said, “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although, the second amendment people… maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Outside the BB&T Center, Wednesday, many Trump supporters said Trump’s comments were misunderstood and raised their own questions about Clinton.
Hope Reynolds, a Trump supporter, said she didn’t believe the polls that depict Trump losing to Hillary Clinton.
“I don’t believe in the polls because I think that the polls are totally biased to make us believe that the reality is different than what it really is,” Reynolds said.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
His statement dominated the airwaves and the internet, causing outrage. CNN reported that the U.S. Secret Service had spoken to Trump about the comments.
Clinton’s campaign manager responded with this: “This is simple – what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”
But Wednesday, Trump’s supporters expressed optimism about the candidate’s campaign, despite the turmoil surrounding it.
“I brought my whole family, I’m 46-years-old, this the most consequential election of my life,” Patrick Hamilton said. “I wasn’t old enough to vote for Reagan. This is the most important election of my entire life.”
Florida is a swing state with 29 electoral votes on the line, making rallies in the state crucial for the presidential candidates.
Those who wish to attend the event can sign up at donaldjtrump.com. Doors opened for the rally at 4 p.m.
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