July 15, 2024

Opinion: Trump entices massive crowd in Knoxville rally

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump knows how to captivate an audience.

Photo by Gage Skidmore, courtesy of creativecommons.org. No changes made.

Photo by Gage Skidmore, courtesy of creativecommons.org. No changes made.

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Love him or hate him, Donald Trump knows how to captivate an audience.

Trump was in Knoxville Monday night for a rally, vowing to “make America great again.” Thousands came out to see the real estate mogul-turned presidential candidate give a speech and recruit voters.

His entrance to the stage could be likened to that of a professional wrestler, luring in fans of all ages. East Tennessee’s beloved “Rocky Top” was playing in the background as Trump took the stage.

Trump did not disappoint, drawing loud praise from the audience at the Knoxville Convention Center on multiple occasions. As expected, Trump spoke about illegal immigration, faults of President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton’s inability to run the country and veteran’s affairs.

He also took shots at Republican hopeful Marco Rubio, questioning how the media declared Rubio as the winner of last week’s debate. Trump was harsh on the media in general, saying “they don’t want to give me a fair chance.”

At one point, Trump called out the media for not showing how big the crowds were at his events. He asked local news crews to pan the crowd, and they did, drawing cheers from the audience.

In possibly his biggest moment of the night, Trump spoke about the criticism he takes for wanting to build the military.

“Somebody criticized me the other day because they asked what I was going to do about them [terrorists] and I said ‘I’m gonna bomb the sh*t out of them,'” said Trump. He went on to talk about the attacks in France and said he wished those civilians had been armed.

Trump is not everyone’s favorite candidate, but he continues to draw massive crowds as election time gets closer. While I do not endorse Trump, if Monday night’s turnout in Knoxville is any indication he is going to be a threat until the end.

The opinion of our writers/bloggers are not a reflection of the opinion of the Tennessee Journalist as a whole.

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Sports Editor, Cody McClure, has been with TNJN since January 2014. He is passionate about SEC football and basketball. To him, there's nothing better in life than game day in Neyland Stadium. Cody covers the SEC for Athlon Sports. Additionally, he co-hosts Rock Solid Sports for WUTK 90.3 FM on Fridays from 7-8 p.m. ET. Cody is also interning at Sports Radio WNML working under Jimmy Hyams. In his spare time, he plays golf, travels the country, and plays guitar, badly. Follow him on Twitter @CodyMcClureCFB.

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