Governor Pat McCrory joins Trump at North Carolina campaign rally

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Donald Trump campaigns in Winston-Salem
Trump spoke to a large crowd Monday evening

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump is once again on the campaign trail in North Carolina.

On Monday night he spoke to thousands of supporters at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.

Trump took the stage right after his running mate, Mike Pence, and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory both spoke.

Vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., left, hugs Gov. Pat McCrory, R-N.C., during a campaign rally supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Monday
Evan Vucci

The governor got right to issues after making a joke about bathrooms.

"Let's be safe now we've got a big crowd, so if you need to leave suddenly we've exits this way, exits this way and exits this way," said the governor gesturing in different directions.

"And if any of you need to use the restrooms," said the governor before the room erupted in cheers. "And if you have any questions go to the Philadelphia convention center where all the democrats are."

Then he jumped right into the issues, telling the crowd that America and North Carolina needs an outsider like Donald Trump. He said he himself came to Raleigh as an outsider.

"Our government here in the state was broken. We owed the federal government $2.6 million for unemployment," said McCrory. He went on to say teachers had gone years without pay raises, and that the state had a deficit of several hundred million dollars.

"We need an outsider," said the governor.

When Trump took the stage, he criticized the soon to be former DNC leader, Debra Wasserman Shultz for accusations she supported Clinton over Sanders.

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Trump also talked about poll numbers. One poll showed him leading Hillary Clinton by three percentage points, while another poll showed the two as tied.

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"We're tired of being the stupid country, we're tired of being a country where our jobs are being taken away. We're tired of being the country where our military is being depleted. We're tired of being the country where we can't make good trade deals anymore," Trump told the crowd. "We're tired of being the country where we have no borders!"

Meantime, before the 8 p.m. rally got underway, supporters lined up outside for hours, waiting to get their spot inside.

"You're going to be known as the president that saved our nation," said Jane Myers from Clemmons, NC, in a message to Donald Trump.

She was one of many in line leading the crowd in chants and cheers outside the coliseum.

Maria Mitchell was one of the many supporters in the Winston-Salem crowd on Monday. She said she's from Peru and moved to the U.S. and became a citizen 20 years ago. For her, immigration is an issue that has her supporting Donald Trump.

"Somebody that is actually going to close the borders and check everybody that walks in," said Mitchell.

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Trump will head to Charlotte on Tuesday to address the VFW there, just as Clinton did on Monday.

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