In a last minute attempt to secure votes in the state, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump spoke to around 5,500 supporters at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.
“We don’t need Jay-Z or Beyonce … We don’t need Lady Gaga,” Trump began, referencing one of his opponent Hillary Clinton’s rallies. “We just need great ideas.”
While Trump was running over an hour late, Musician Ted Nugent performed and told the crowd why he’s supporting the Republican Presidential Candidate.
Trump told supporters that “we’re hours away from a once in a lifetime change.”
“I heard crooked Hillary was coming to Michigan so I said let’s follow up,” Trump said. “There’s no place I’d rather be for my last rally.”
Trump told Michigan voters they will see more of him if he wins the election.
“After we win, I’m going to be coming back to Michigan a lot,” Trump said. “I’m going to be coming back every time we open a new automotive plant.”
Trump said one of the first things he wants to do as president is repeal Obamacare. He also talked about Clinton.
“Real change also means restoring honesty to our government,” Trump said. “So the first thing we do, let’s get rid of Hillary.”
Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt person to ever seek the … presidency,” Trump said. “She is being protected by a totally rigged system that I’ve been talking about for a long time. Now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice.”
Trump said American jobs are “being stolen like candy from a baby.”
“It used to be the cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico,” Trump said, as the crowd started to say the words with him. “Now the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the damn water in Flint.”
Under a Trump administration, the presidential candidate said he will lower taxes, selectively admit refugees with approval from the community, secure the U.S. border and build a “great, great wall” on the Mexican border.
Trump asked the crowd who’s going to build the wall, and the crowd cheered, “Mexico.”
Trump ended his speech just over a half an hour after he started speaking, telling voters to get sleep and vote today.
“We are fighting for every citizen who believes the government should serve the people,” Trump said. “We are living in a very divided nation. We’re going to be brought together.”
“If we don’t win, this will be the single greatest waste of energy, time and money of my life.”
Logan Flynn, 19, goes to Grand Valley State University. She said she’s voting for Trump because he is a “real person,” and not the typical politician.
“I just love him,” Flynn said. “Just seeing the way that people react to the way that he talks and the stuff that he says. He’s the first politician that’s a real person and not a politician first. He’s a person first. Regardless of whether he wins or not, he’s changed politics in America forever and that’s something that will carry on long after.”
“We’re making history right now. Either way, either a woman is president or a person is president.”