Trump supporters out in force in Asheville ahead of evening rally

At least 50 people were in line just before Noon, excited to support Republican candidate Donald Trump during his visit to Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will kick off a rally in Asheville Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Supported started standing in line early Monday morning, with a large turnout expected.

Just before noon, Asheville Police blocked off one lane off Flint Street to accommodate the growing crowds.

One woman we spoke with lives in Henderson County and is at the rally to show support for Donald Trump as part of the Latino community.

She says she wants fellow Latinos to hear what Trump has to say, and ask the right questions.

Belem Villegas says, "It's not so much that he doesn't want them here, he wants to know who is here. It doesn't matter where they're coming from. Being a Latino whether undocumented loved ones, my extended family- we need to ask for a visa, we need to ask help us to come here and earn that American dollar, because that's what they want."

The crowd Monday morning is comprised of all ages, sporting t-shirts, banners, buttons, and hats. Vendors are on site as well, selling Trump gear.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the rally begins at 6 p.m.

No more tickets are available, and local Republican party leaders say they expect all seats to be filled.

The venue holds just under 6000.

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