NewsPublic Affairs / May 2, 2016

Trump Campaigns In South Bend On Eve Of Primary

Trump says if he wins Indiana he can focus his efforts on defeating Hillary Clinton.Election 2016, South Bend, Donald Trump, Digger Phelps2016-05-02T00:00:00-04:00
Trump Campaigns In South Bend On Eve Of Primary

Donald Trump spoke at South Bend's Century Center the night before Indiana's primary.

Barbara Brosher

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump asked supporters for a strong showing at the polls during a campaign stop in South Bend Monday night.

Trump vowed to bolster the economy by creating penalties for companies that take jobs elsewhere, like heating and cooling company Carrier. And he wasted little time before taking jabs at his opponents, expressing confidence in his ability not only to win the GOP nomination — but also to defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election.

But in order to do that Trump says Indiana needs a historic turnout on primary day.

“You’re going to look back and years from now and you’re going to say it was the single greatest vote you ever cast,” Trump says.

Former Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps appeared at the event, making him the latest Indiana coach to endorse the candidate.

“Coaches know how to get things done,” Phelps says. “Donald Trump is one of the great coaches in this country and we’re all tired of what has not gotten done for us the last eight years in this country.”

There was a large police presence outside the rally, where protestors lined the street holding signs that read “Dump Trump” and chanting, “Love not hate.”

South Bend police say no one was arrested at or outside the rally.



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