By Hannah Brown
Thousands cheered presidential candidate Donald Trump Tuesday at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, as he rallied supporters around his popular slogan: “Make America Great Again.”
One supporter from Virginia City, who wished to remain anonymous, arrived an hour early to see Trump take the stage. This is the third Trump rally she and her husband have attended.
“We don’t see opportunities for our children, we just don’t,” she said. “That’s huge. Your college degree is…throw it on the ground and stomp on it.”
Her husband, a Vietnam veteran, was forced to retire at an early age. He supports Trump’s plan to create jobs in America.
“I think we got ruined by our jobs and the last President,” he said. “Jobs are a big issue. I retired because of the new administration. I wasn’t ready to retire, I was a general contractor but the housing market imploded. It was just time for me to get out. I put my license inactive.”
Trump promised to create more jobs in America.
“There has never been in the history of the world a greater theft than what China did to the United States,” Trump said. “They have taken our jobs. I will be the greatest jobs producing president that God ever created.”
Eric Hanssen did not have to take time off work to come to the rally. He is currently unemployed.
“What I like about Trump is that he is different from mainstream Washington,” Hanssen said. “There needs to be a change and he is definitely one that is going to make changes. I need a job.”
Another Trump supporter, Mexican-American Angela Wood, rallied for Trump on her day off with a big red sign that stood out among the crowd.
“He is not afraid to speak his mind as we, the American people, have been thinking and feeling,” Wood said. “He actually has the guts to say what we are feeling. I got crazy when he was talking about the land of the people. I was screaming.”
The massive crowd erupted in shouts of applause and burst into laughter as Trump took hits on his fellow candidates.
“They are all gone,” Trump said. “They made their little speeches this morning and then they ran away. You shouldn’t be voting for those people. They are gone. You will never see them again, believe me. But Trump, I’m going to be here with you all night.”
“This guy Ted Cruz is the single biggest liar I have ever dealt with in my life,” Trump said. “He is like a soft, weak, little baby. But, his lying is the best I’ve ever seen.”
Democrat Ashley Snow took a long lunch to come see Trump.
“I came to see if he actually talked about any issues,” Snow said. “This was mostly just talking shit about Ted Cruz and Hillary and not talking about how he is going to do anything.”
With few protests and endless applause, Trump and his supporters were on the same page.
“You know the theme: Make America Great Again,” Trump said. “ We are going to Make America Great Again.”
“We need to Make America Great Again,” the woman from Virginia City said.
“He is going to set the momentum to get us back on the path to Make America Great Again,” Wood said.