GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Thousands of people packed the DeltaPlex Monday night to see Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The rally marked the billionare businessman’s first visit to West Michigan since announcing his presidential run.
“We love Michigan, we love Michigan, we love it!” Trump said, as he took the stage to Christmas music around 7:30 p.m.
Security removed the first heckler from inside the DeltaPlex about 10 minutes into the event, as Trump said, “How can I describe our leaders better than the word ‘stupid?’”
At least ten people were escorted out of the building during the hour-long speech.
Trump touched on a variety of subjects, including strengthening U.S. military forces, the Trump wall and joining forces with Russia to “knock the living hell” out of ISIS.
Trump also said he would stop Mexico from becoming the car capitol of the world if he was president.
He also didn’t shy away from sharing his opinion of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“The last person she wants to run against is me,” Trump said.
“The American dream is dead, but I’m going to make it bigger and better and stronger than ever before,” Trump added.
The tweets came fast and furious Monday night, pushing Grand Rapids onto the list of trending hashtags on Twitter.
“We’re going to make our country great again and it’s going to be a beautiful thing to watch, Trump said as the Christmas music signaled the end of his rally.
“THANK YOU Grand Rapids, Michigan! Time to end political correctness to secure our homeland!” Trump tweeted after the event.