CONCORD, N.C. — The only thing interrupting the thousands of roaring Trump supporters at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center on Monday was an almost frequent stream of protesters being led out of the building.
Trump often stopped to chastise those who stood in opposition as authorities escorted the demonstrators out of the arena.
“Go home to mommy,” Trump said to one protester.
“Get out of here,” he said to another.
Trump joked that the demonstrators were in some ways a good thing because it forced the television cameras to show the large crowds at his events. Michael Morton was one of those protesters who was ejected.
"This man does not deserve to be president of the U.S.A.," Morton said. "He doesn't have the temperament, the intelligence. He just doesn't have it."
Trump quickly invoked the Carolina's love for professional racing. He took the stage with former NASCAR driver Mark Martin and boasted about his endorsement by NASCAR's CEO. Martin applauded Trump's effort to build a wall to hinder illegal immigration.
The New York businessman also spent much of his time talking about job growth. He said he was apply a 35 percent tax to company Carrier because it recently relocated jobs to Mexico.
"I guarantee you that Carrier will call very quickly and they're going to say 'What?' They're going to say 'Mr. President, we're moving back into the United States,'" Trump said.
Trump urged supporters to vote in the primary March 15. He asked attendees to recite a pledge to vote for him.
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