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Aug 15, 2015 9:55 AM

Summer of Trump: Hampton event draws thousands Friday


HAMPTON - More than 2,000 people came out to hear Donald Trump speak Friday night, with some waiting hours to get into Winnacunnet High School in a line that extended for half a mile.

"So they say we set a record here tonight," Trump said. "We have over one thousand outside; we have hundreds of people in the second auditorium, but you people got the good real estate," he said to those who made it into the main auditorium.

Trump wasted no time telling the crowd what it wanted to hear.

"You don’t want a politically correct president because it takes too much time," he said to enthusiastic applause.

Trump also called out China for devaluing its currency this week.

“It’s the greatest theft in the history of the United States what China’s done to us,” he said.

Trump also took shots at some of his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, including Jeb Bush.

"Jeb Bush, in favor of Common Core, weak on immigration, not good on military - can you believe thought the Iraq war was a good thing," he said.

And Rand Paul.

"So Rand Paul’s been hitting me because his polls have been going down. He’s weak on military,” Trump said. "Rand I’ve had you up to here," he said gesturing about halfway up his chest - a poke at Paul's height.

Even Carly Fiorina.

"Actually Carly was a little nasty, careful Carly," he warned. "But she’s a woman, and I have to be careful about being tough on women. I can’t do that. Women, am I allowed to fight back?”

trump's words came just days after he was widely criticized for comments he'd made about Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

But some women attending the rally said Trump's language doesn't bother them.

"Not at all. And I’m a women. I both menstruate and get emotional," said one woman attending the event.

"I think it’s ridiculous. It’s not an issue. All men talk about funny things. All women talk about funny things," said another woman.


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