Trump In Columbus: ‘The Nation Is Tired of Being Run By Stupid People’< < Back to
Columbus— Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump made his first visit to Ohio since announcing his run for presidency.
Trump started the rally with an O-H-I-O chant followed by an attack on Ohio Governor John Kasich’s poll numbers.
“Trump is 28%, second is 18%…. wow, your governor is only 2%. What happened?” said Trump. Trump and Kasich have been feuding for several days on Twitter after a super PAC, in support of Kasich, announced they would make ads challenging Trump and his readiness for the oval office.
The rally took place at the Great Columbus Convention Center with more than 10,000 people attending. Trump told the crowd he is exactly what is needed in the next president.
“We’re tired of being run by stupid people, that is what the whole thing is about. We’re tired of it,” Trump said.
The outspoken candidate also demanded more aggressive interrogation techniques for terrorists.
“Would I approve water boarding? You bet your ass I’d approve it, you bet your ass. In a heartbeat,” Trump said. “Only a stupid person would say it doesn’t work. If it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they’re doing to us.”
Judy Wheatly, a resident of Lancaster, said she agrees with Trump’s tactics and thinks Trump is exactly what is needed to ‘make America great again.’
“We need a commander in chief that’s strong and that’s willing to stand up to the enemy because we have a lot of them out there and I like his strength. I like his character,” Wheatly said.
Trump also discussed his ideas to build a wall in effort to better control illegal immigration, add surveillance to Islamic mosques in the nation and bring back jobs the nation lost.
“We’re going to win. We’re going to take back our jobs from China and Japan and Mexico. We’re going to bring them back,” said Trump.
Another attendee said Trump’s outspokenness is what draws him in as a supporter.
“I see him as the personification of what America needs to return to and that’s strength and power in this world. We need that again. Encouragement,” said Chad Boyan, of Columbus.
Two protestors were kicked out of the rally, while hundreds more stood outside of the Convention Center.