Donald Trump at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium promoted his campaign for presidency in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday.
Thousands of supporters gathered Friday night at the Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, to see and hear Donald Trump.
The 40,000-seat stadium was half-filled, and everyone there anxiously waited for the billionaire businessman to walk down the stage to take the podium.
The stage was surrounded with supporters waving American flags and signs that read “Mobile for Trump,” “Make America Great Again,” and “Make My Future Great.”
Over the stadium speakers the announcer said, “Ladies and gentlemen, if you look up in the sky right now you can see Mr. Trump flying over us.”
The crowd erupted with cheers and waved at the massive jet with large letters that read “TRUMP” as it flew over and circled the stadium.
The moment Trump stepped onto the stage, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” rang throughout the stadium, and the crowd was elated to see him. Supporters screamed his name and chanted, “Make America great again!” He smiled and ambled toward the podium, waving at the crowd.
“Wow, wow, this is amazing,” Trump said, talking about the amount of people at the stadium.
“You know, if it rains tonight, I’ll take off my hat and finally prove to everyone that once and for all it’s mine,” he jokingly said about his hair.
His speech included lauding his own success in business, attacking Republican Jeb Bush on illegal immigration and bashing the Obama administration’s deal with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program.
“I brought up the subject of illegal immigration, and I took a lot of heat that I can tell you, and, two weeks later, everybody was apologizing to me because they saw that I was right,” – Trump
said. “We’re going to stop it. We’re going to build a wall.”
Trump was welcomed by a batch of Alabama politicians, including Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions.
In the middle of his speech, one member of the audience held up Trump’s best-selling book entitled “Art of the Deal.” Trump said, “Give me that book. This is the second best book in the world, and President Obama should
read it. You know what the best book in the world is? The Bible.” He then signed the book for the audience member.
People were at the gate hours before it was opened to the public in high hopes to get as close as possible to the candidate.
Trump was forced to move his rally from the Mobile Civic Center, which holds about 2,000 people, to Ladd-Peebles Stadium, a 40,000- seat stadium.
he expected attendance for the rally was more than 30,000.
Trump stressed his desire to end “birthright citizenship” for children of illegal immigrant parents.
Children born within the U.S. are automatically considered U.S. citizens, even if the parents are illegal immigrants living within the states since the adoption of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment in 1868.