OKLAHOMA - Thousands of people packed the Maybee Center at Oral Roberts University to hear republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
He was accompanied by former vice presidential candidate and Alaskan governor, Sarah Palin, who just endorsed Trump on Tuesday.
During his speech, Trump attacked the media, as he has in the past at rallies, saying photographers wouldn’t turn their cameras to show the crowds.
“These cameras never show the crowds," Trump said. "They never show the crowds."
Trump ordered photographers to turn their cameras, even though KFOR’s photographer had already gotten plenty of shots of the enthusiastic crowd.
“They are disgusting, folks," Trump said. "Go ahead. Turn the cameras."
Once Trump got done calling the media disgusting and dishonest, he moved on to his qualifications for president, saying he would defend the values dear to many Oklahomans.
“There is an assault on Christianity, and there’s an assault on guns," Trump said. "There’s an assault on everything we stand for."
Trump got a ringing endorsement from Sarah Palin.
“His power, if you will, his passion is the fabric of America," Palin said. "It is work ethic and dreams and drive and faith in the almighty."
One Trump fan was literally wearing her support in a dress made of pictures of Trump cut from newspapers and magazines held together with packing tape.
“When you show up at a Trump rally, you can’t just show up," said Barbara Tomasino, a retired school librarian who drove up from the Dallas area for the rally. "You have to make a statement like the Donald."
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Trump’s speech was interrupted several times as protesters had to be led out.
“Here’s another one. I love it," Trump said. "Okay, get him out."
Trump fed off the controversy though and did not let it slow him down one bit, ending his speech on a triumphant note.
“We’re going to win, we’re going to win and we’re going to win!" Trump said. "I love you, Oklahoma! What a great crowd!”
Trump said, from the podium during his speech, there were 15,000 people attending and another 5,000 had to be turned away.