Trump rally brings large crowds to Dimondale

Posted at 8:05 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 20:08:48-04

 Lines continued to grow as the afternoon went on Friday outside the Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale.

Many waited patiently outside, some arrived as early as 1 a.m. Friday morning to be first in line.

"I heard people got to these rallies really early," said Ryan Walters, a Trump supporter. "I figured why not maybe try to be the first one and here I am."

As time went on, anticipation in the crowd grew with it.

"For the last eight years we've been moving like zombies, we haven't had a candidate that's really got us excited and that has spoke to us," said Patti Christmas, who waited in line for hours to hear Trump's speech.

Not everyone was happy to see Trump in town.

Mike Huerta, an employee at GM's Delta Township plant, says he's concerned what Trump as president may mean for the auto industry.

"When he says things that are going to harm my family, harm my community, hurt my brothers and sisters over in the plant, I can't accept that," said Huerta.

As election day inches closer, many at today's rally agreed there is a lot on the line in this years election.

"They (people) need to get involved with whoever they back," said Walters. "Even if you're a Clinton supporter, you have to go after what you believe in."

Many were seen leaving the venue even while Trump was speaking to the crowd.

A couple leaving tells us it was so hot inside The Summit it wasn't worth it to stay. They said they were in line since 10 a.m. and were leaving disappointed.

Trump is expected to speak Saturday in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.