Donald Trump, Sarah Palin Rally Supporters In Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump brought his campaign to Tulsa on Wednesday, sending a crowd of about 9,000 supporters into a frenzy.
Trump was joined at Oral Roberts University by 2012 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who officially has endorsed the businessman. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin greeted Trump and Palin at Tulsa International Airport. She boarded the plane after it landed and the three emerged about 25 minutes later to jump in waiting SUVs for the escort to the Mabee Center.
It was Donald Trump’s first campaign stop in Tulsa, and the crowd he drew had such a strong passion it made the whole thing feel more like a concert than a presidential candidate's speech.
Former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, kicked off Trump's Tulsa rally with a bang and got right to the straight talk.
"He is perfectly positioned to make America great again. Are you ready for that Oklahoma? Are you ready to see the change," she said. "They (ISIS) will capture, and America will kowtow, and America will apologize, and then, in the deal, we will bend over and then say thank you."
It was those scathing statements that had the crowd going before Trump even took the stage for his speech.
When it was his turn, he touched on all the topics the crowd came to hear.
"They're incompetent people. We have incompetent leadership at the highest level. They don't know what they're doing," Trump said.
He said, "We are going to win on healthcare. We are going to win for our vets. We are going to win with military - we're going to build it so big, so strong, so powerful. We're going to close up our borders and people are going to come in, but they are going to come in legally."
Supporters at the Mabee Center loved him; many even dressed in costumes, cheered, chanted and hung on every word.
“Like I said, I really believe what he has to say," one supporter said.
The packed house had Trump even promising to come back again.
“Oklahoma is a special place, I love it, I'll be back again. I love it, I love the people," he said.
This was very different from the event Texas Senator Ted Cruz held at the Mabee Center a few weeks ago. While that was very laid back, this was more of a concert event.