Trump: I want to make great deals for our counrty

— The latest on Donald Trump’s rally in Winston-Salem:

8:56 p.m.

Donald Trump said that the trade deals currently in place are unfair to the country.

“I’m a person who wants to make great deals for our country,” Trump said.

8:52 p.m.

Trump said he is looking forward to debating with Hillary Clinton.

Trump said America is not respected in other countries.

“We have leaders that are stupid. We have leaders that are incompetent or we have leaders that are totally controlled by their lobbyists and special interests and that’s a big part of it,” he said.

8:49 p.m.

Trump says he is going to play for safe zones in Syria to help the refugee problem.

‘Many of these people would rather be in Syria than here,” he said. “We’re not taking one person into this country. We have enough problems.”

Said that most immigrants who come to America have an ambition to go back to their own country.

8:43 p.m.

Trump said that as president he will work on protecting police officers.

“We have great people in the men and women of law enforcement and we have to take care of those people and cherish those people,” he said.

8:37 p.m.

Trump said he plans to eliminate the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing a political candidate, “so that the men and women of faith can speak their minds.”

8:34 p.m.

Trump described Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as “Hillary’s flunky” and said that if the email scandal that marred the first day of the Democratic National Convention had happened to the Republicans, it would have been made into a much bigger deal by the media.

8:30 p.m.

Trump spoke of trade and negotiation with China and said that there is no better candidate for improving trade then him.

“We have political hacks doing our negotiating instead of using our grand masters,” Trump said.

8:25 p.m.

Donald Trump began his speech talking about Bernie Sanders and expressing disappointment that he gave up his run for president.

“We’re going to get Bernie people coming here,” Trump said.

Trump said that Hillary Clinton picked a vice presidential candidate who is “wrong.”

The first person was thrown out of the rally as Trump warned attendees not to touch the protester.

“I always say the safest place you can be in the country is at a Trump rally,” he said.

8:21 p.m.

Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence said Donald Trump will protect police officers and the American people in light of another officer-involved shooting in Indianapolis.

“I can tell you with conviction, Donald trump will always put the safety and security of the American people first and we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line of law enforcement,” he said.

8:18 p.m.

Gov. McCrory introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, referring to him as courageous, a problem solver and family man.

“Mike Pence is going to be one heck of a vice president of the United States,” he said.

8:16 p.m.

Gov. McCrory said that Washington needs an outsider like Donald Trump in order to ensure that sanctuary cities are eliminated, energy rates remain low and new regulations are not placed on North Carolina waters.

“Those are North Carolina waters, they are not Washington D.C. waters,” he said

8:12 p.m.

Gov. Pat McCrory took the stage before presidential nominee Donald Trump, and recieved massive applause for comments referencing House Bill 2.

“If any of you need to use the restrooms and if you have any questions go to the Philadelphia convention where all the Democrats are,” McCrory said

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, are scheduled to make an appearance at the fairgrounds in Winston-Salem Monday night.

People started lining up outside the coliseum at about 1 p.m. for the rally that was set to kick off at 8 p.m.

The rally marks Trump’s third appearance in North Carolina in the past six weeks. The visit comes just days after he was officially named the Republican nominee for president.

At last week’s Republican convention, there were questions about party unity surrounding Trump as a candidate, but Monday night, North Carolina Republicans hoped to put that to rest.

Gov. Pat McCrory will appear with Trump for the first time at one of his large North Carolina rallies.

“We are unified, and we are here. We are together and, of course, the governor has been with Mr. Trump in the past at some fundraisers,” said North Carolina GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse. “The key message here today is the Republicans are absolutely unified from top to bottom, and the Democrats are in disarray.”

Other North Carolina elected officials, including U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and 5th District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, will be in attendance as well.

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