VIDEO=> Donald Trump Stumps in Boone, IA – Says His Hat Is “Hottest Thing in Fashion”
Donald Trump spoke to a record crowd in Boone, Iowa this afternoon.
Hundreds turned out to the event after the annual Pufferbilly Days parade.
(Donald Trump Instagram)
Trump bid Rick Perry adieu and lashed out at Dr. Ben Carson.
Trump told the crowd his campaign hat is “the hottest thing in fashion.”
Donald Trump joked that the engineer of an approaching train slowed down to hear his speech.
Radio Iowa reported:
Republican candidate Donald Trump says American voters want a president with an “aggressive tone” and that’s why he’s leading in the polls.
“I think today we’re looking for real super competence. We’re tired with this nice stuff. We need people that are really, really smart and competent and can get things done,” Trump said in Boone, Iowa, to cheers. “We need people with an aggressive tone and we need people with tremendous energy.”
Trump paused slightly at this point, before adding: “And I’m your candidate, O.K.?”
The crowd of about 600 cheered. Trump spoke early this afternoon, right next to the busy railroad tracks that run east to west through Boone.
“Oh, I love that sound, mm,” Trump said as the engineer braked and the sound reverberated through Boone’s downtown area. “But you know, when I’m president that train’s going to be going a hell of a lot faster. It’s going too slow. No, it’s true.”
As the crowd laughed and clapped, Trump joked the engineer had slowed the train because he wanted to listen to the speech.
The crowd cheered loudly when Trump repeated his promise to “build the wall” along the U.S. border with Mexico to “stop illegal immigration.”
“If you’re illegal, you’ve got to go back,” Trump said, as some in the crowd yelled, “Yeah.”
They cheered his promise to cut taxes for the middle class and raise taxes on wealthy “hedge fund managers”. There was only a smattering of applause, though, when Trump mentioned Rick Perry, the former Texas governor who dropped out of the race Thursday.
Trump left the rally to attend a tailgate party this afternoon.