President Trump supporters rally in Raleigh

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Supporters rally in Raleigh for President Donald Trump.

Another day, another rally outside North Carolina's State Capitol - but this time there was a much different message.

On the same spot where liberals frequent their Moral Monday demonstrations, dozens of conservative voters met today to voice their support for President Donald Trump.

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Organizers of the "Spirit of America" rally, hosted by Carolinas for Trump and Main Street Patriots, told ABC11 they wanted to push back on the "illusion" that the majority of Americans are outraged at the new president and his actions thus far in office.

Participants were also not shy at how the size of a crowd is not a reflection of their message.



"You don't have to be the loudest to be important," Trump supporter Bruce Forrester told ABC11. "We are the silent majority that showed up on Election Day and defied all the polls."

Indeed, Monday's rally was incomparable in many respects to January's Women's March on Raleigh and the oft-publicized Moral Monday events.

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Besides the difference in crowds, Monday's gathering also lacked a stage and a sound system - but that hardly bothered anyone participating, who aptly reminded folks that President Trump carried North Carolina by more than 150,000 votes in the general election.

"We're here to give our support to our president and if people don't want to do that, we'd like to talk to them and see why it is they feel this way instead of just screaming and saying terrible things," volunteer Anne Childress said. "Let's talk about it. We're all Americans."

The rally was held at the South Lawn of the state Capitol.

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