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President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Supporters of the president move between the overflow and main lines before the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Micheal Goodart sales Trump merchandise outside the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Attendees of the Make America Great Again rally at Mckenzie Arena walk to get in line as a Police officer watches from above before the event on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Trump supporters wait in the overflow line before the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter wears a Trump mask outside the Make America Great Again rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Ariston Jones, a student at UTC poses for photos before walking to President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter plays guitar outside the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Protestors gather on Chamberlain Field at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to march against the Make America Great Again rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Attendees of the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena wait in the overflow area on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

UTC freshman Natalie Church chants before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Vendors selling Donald Trump merchandise walk about the crowd as they wait to enter Mckenzie Arena for the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

An attendee of the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie arena looks at the massive crowd waiting to enter on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A protester marches to President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A sign rests against a Chattanooga Police vehicle. President Trump's Rally was in Chattanooga, TN to endorse Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Katie Haremski)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter reacts to protester chants before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter waits in line before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Francesca Prado shows off a sign while protesting President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter reacts to protesters before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Emily, dressed as a handmaid, stands with protesters outside of President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

UTC freshman Natalie Church chants with fellow protesters at the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Allie Schrenker)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter waits in line before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A President Trump supporter reacts to protesters before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

AJ Hart protests on 4th Street. President Trump's Rally was in Chattanooga, TN to endorse Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Katie Haremski)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Evie Nazor-Comer, age 8, participates in the protest against the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Allie Schrenker)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A protester shouts at Trump supporters before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A protest organizer speaks to the crowd before heading to President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Protesters stand in silence before President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Trump Supporters await the start of the Make America Great Again rally in Mckenzie Arena on November 5, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

UTC freshamn Sawyer Suerth gathers on E 4th Street to protest the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Allie Schrenker)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Kevin Lee, UTC's Peaceful Protest Leader, briefs student protesters. President Trump's Rally was in Chattanooga, TN to endorse Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Katie Haremski)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Ariston Jones, a student at UTC, protests at the Make America Great Again Rally on November 4, 2018. (photo by Allie Schrenker)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A young President Trump supporter rests on an adult's shoulders before the beginning of the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Trump supporters waves flags as people waited in line. President Trump's Rally was in Chattanooga, TN to endorse Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Katie Haremski)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Supporters of President Trump wait for the arrival of Air Force One at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Police separate protesters and supporters on 4th Street. President Trump's Rally was in Chattanooga, TN to endorse Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Katie Haremski)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Air Force Two lands at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Four United States Secret Service Agents do a security sweep on the runway at the Wilson Air Center before the arrival of Air Force One and Two on Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Photo by Abigail Frazier).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A United States Secret Service Agent lines the runway with markers to direct the positioning of the airstairs and motorcade before the arrival of Air Force One at the Wilson Air Center on Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Photo by Abigail Frazier).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A young Trump supporter anticipates the arrival of the president by taking selfies of herself in a "Make America Great Again" hat at the Wilson Air Center on Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Photo by Abigail Frazier).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Air Force One sits on the runway at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery
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President Donald J. Trump, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and Vice President Mike Pence wave to the crowd outside Wilson Air Center on Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Photo by Abigail Frazier).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Vice President Mike Pence and Marsha Blackburn talk with supporters at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald J. Trump, United States Representative Marsha Blackburn, and Vice President Mike Pence walk off of Air Force One at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald J. Trump waves to supporters at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Francesca Prado shouts at Trump supporters during President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

The head of the Tennessee Republican party Scott Golden enters during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

The head of the Tennessee Republican Party Scott Golden speaks during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Williamson County Congressman Jack Johnson speaks during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A member of the president's merchandising group throws MAGA hats out to the crowd s during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Chuck Fleischmann speaks during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Tennessee Representative Chuck Fleischmann walks onstage during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Tennessee Representative Chuck Fleischmann walks onstage during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter holds a sign that says "Drain the Swamp" during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery
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Local North Georgia wrestler Paul Lee "Natureboy" points to a fan during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald J. Trump, United States Representative Marsha Blackburn, and Vice President Mike Pence walk off of Air Force One at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Photo by Elian Richter)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Alexis argues with President Trump supporters during President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Dacota Goodwin argues with Trump supporters during President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Garron Findlayson argues with protesters during President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Julia Christianson watches Trump supporters and protesters during President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Kofi, a Trump protester, argues with Trump supporters during President Trump’s Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Sarah McLean, a protester, argues with a Trump supporter during President Trump's Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Miranda, a protester, argues with Trump supporters during President Trump's Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Vice President Mike Pence enters the crowd during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand with each other at the beginning of Donald Trump's speech during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stand onstage during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump speaks during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump begins his speech during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump speaks during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn speaks during the Make America Great Again rally in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump speaks during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump speaks during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump gives his farewell to the crowd after his speech during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

Trump supporters gesture towards the President during the Make America Great Again rally in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump points to the Press riser and proclaims "Fake News" during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President Donald Trump points to one of his supporters during the Make America Great Again Rally at Mckenzie Arena on November 4, 2018 (Photo by Troy Stolt).

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President of the United States Donald Trump gestures towards his supporters during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President of the United States Donald Trump gestures towards his supporters during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

A Trump supporter watches President Trump’s speech from a UTC parking garage during the Make America Great Again Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, November 4, 2018. (Photo by Ashley Rutledge)

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence Hold Rally on UTC’s Campus: Gallery

President of the United States Donald Trump gestures towards his supporters during the Make America Great Again rally on Sunday November 4, 2018 (photo by Cade Deakin)

By Logan Garrett, Editor-In-Chief—


Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered in McKenzie Arena for President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ rally, which featured notable politicians including Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn, Vice President Mike Pence, and the president himself.

 

Prior to the rally, streets around UTC’s campus were brimming with Trump supporters awaiting entry to the arena, a student-led peaceful protest, and numerous pop-up kiosks selling Trump memorabilia.

 

The event drew fans of the president from all over the region and Chattanooga locals alike.

 

“We wanted to come out and support President Trump and the Republican Party,” Maria Mitchell, Dalton, GA., said.

 

“I’m a gay Trump supporter, and I’ve been surprised at how receptive this entire crowd has been to that,” Chattanooga resident Michael Bayne said. “I came today to show a different perspective.”

 

Alongside the countless Trump advocates were a few proud opponents of the president and his administration.

 

“I came because I think it’s important, especially now, that everyone understands the facts about this administration,” Dalton, GA. native Chloe Swaney said, “instead of blindly trusting the president’s Twitter.”

 

The MAGA rally began with speeches from Tennessee State Senator Jack Johnson, Tenn. GOP Chair Scott Golden, and U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, who established the entire rally’s purpose of encouraging Tennesseeans to vote for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn.

 

The presidential playlist which included ‘Freebird’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘YMCA’ by the Village People, and ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns N’ Roses continued for another hour before Vice President Mike Pence took the podium.

 

Pence hyped up the crowd and reiterated the message of the previous speakers on the purpose of the event.

 

“We are here for one reason and one reason only, to support Marsha Blackburn,” Pence said.

 

The stage was then set for President Trump to enter the arena, and he was met by an uproar of applause.

 

After complimenting the size of the crowd in McKenzie, Trump continued to speak on a myriad of issues, such as the economic success of his administration, the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, and the progress on the wall on the southern border.

 

Similar to his previous rallies, Trump focused on the successes of his administration, stating that his administration has been more successful in its first two years than any administration ever.

 

“Everyday it’s promises made, promises kept,” President Trump said, “and there’s no president, no administration that’s done as much as us in two years.”

 

He supported this claim by citing statistics about the last two years, such as 4.5 million Americans returning to the workforce, 4.3 million individuals coming off food stamps, and the creation of 1,000 manufacturing jobs a day.

 

President Trump also repeated an array of other talking points from previous rallies, including the success of the USMCA trade agreement and $1.6 billion in funding secured for the wall.

 

Along with these topics, Trump harkened back to other misleading statements he has used in other speeches. For example, Trump claimed previous administrations had tried to pass the Veterans Choice bill for “44 years” before his administration put it into effect. The Veterans Choice bill was passed by the Obama Administration on Aug. 7, 2014.

 

Similarly, Trump stated drug prices have continuously decreased since he took office, which is in stark contrast to the findings of an AP study which found 96 price hikes for every reduction in the first seven months of 2018.

 

President Trump returned back to the focal point of the rally: urging Tennessee residents to vote for Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn and other GOP candidates.

 

This prompted Marsha Blackburn’s first appearance at the podium, who reiterated the same facts and  claims as the previous speakers. She then turned her attention to her opponent in the Senate race, Democrat Phil Bredesen, who President Trump dubbed a “far-left liberal” and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter.

 

Blackburn added that if Bredeson had his way, Hillary Clinton would be president and “not any of these things would be happening,” which catalyzed a “lock her up” chant within the arena.

 

The hour and 13 minute long rally concluded with Donald Trump leading the massive crowd in a “Make America Great Again” chant.

 

“We’re going to make America wealthy again, we’re going to make America strong again, we’re going to make America safe again, and we are going to make America great again,” President Trump exclaimed.

Logan Garrett

Logan Garrett

Editor-In-Chief

Logan Garrett hails from Vonore, Tennessee and was named Editor-In-Chief of the University Echo in May 2018. He is a communication major with a psychology and Spanish double minor. Logan is also an associate editor for UReCA, an undergraduate research publication journal. You can reach him at Logan-Garrett@mocs.utc.edu or on twitter @LoganGarrett__.

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