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Trump expected to talk national security in Charlotte

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Donald Trump is back in North Carolina, which is expected to be a battleground state.

Donald Trump supporters are flocking to Charlotte on Thursday evening to see the Republican presidential candidate speak and hopefully hear his plan on national security.

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally at 7:30 pm inside Hall A of the Charlotte Convention Center. His campaign said the candidate will release his plan for national security.

"I say close the borders, vet the refugees and let's see what we can do for the vets and for seniors," said Lorraine Seelinger from Matthews.



"I trust Mr. Trump, that he will do the best job and that he will make the best decisions, I really trust him," said Jean Neamtzu, from Gastonia. "I really trust him, and if he feels that we need a wall in certain areas and he builds it, I think it's a great thing."

Chris O'Shey, from Charlotte said he wants to hear details.



"I think he needs to focus on specifics right now, I hope that's what we see tonight," O'Shey said.

Trump comes back to North Carolina after a shakeup in his campaign staff here.


In a news release on Thursday, the Trump campaign announced a significant staff increase.

"The continued expansion of our team in North Carolina, a key battleground state, shows the commitment the Trump Pence Campaign has made to putting this state in the win column come November," said new State Director Jason Simmons, who previously worked for Gov. Pat McCrory's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

"By bringing in experienced operatives, the Trump team has dedicated resources to making this political staff one of the best in the country," Simmons added.

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