GALLERY | Donald Trump makes campaign stop in Asheville
Trump Campaigns in Asheville (FULL)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) - Several thousand people filled the U.S. Cellular Center on Monday for Donald Trump's campaign event in Asheville.
Things got violent in the upper level, when a man hit two protesters being escorted out, and made contact with a female.
After walking down, the female gave the crowd below the middle finger.
News 13 saw police kick several other people out. One man said he came to observe how Trump could convince people to support him.
"I was with somebody who said Trump is a racist, which is something I can't really argue against, and when a supporter heard that, he turned to me and started making threats," Matthew Graunke, of Asheville, said. "The first thing he said was, 'I've got bail money.'"
Friday night, Hillary Clinton said Trump lifts up people who hate Muslims, LGBT people and non-whites. Clinton said those people belong in "a basket of deplorables."
News 13 saw somebody in the crowd wearing an "I am deplorable" shirt. Trump repeatedly said his supporters were not deplorable.
"While my opponent slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable, I call you hardworking American patriots who love your country and want a better future for all our people," Trump said on Monday.
Supporters thought Trump gave a great speech. They enjoyed seeing him in person.
"I thought that was great. He said the most amazing stuff that I've ever heard," Coleman Enloe, of Hendersonville, said.
Trump was on stage for about 40 minutes. A campaign employee said Trump would be back to WNC.