Line forms early for the chance to hear Donald Trump

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- The line to see Trump started forming at 4 a.m. Tuesday when Cole Bartiromo arrived from southern California.

He said he has traveled to 15 rallies so far.

“I want to look back on this when I am 80 years old as a grandparent and say I witnessed all of this in person,” Bartiromo said

He said he won’t be discouraged by people he calls "anarchists."

“They just came out on the streets, hundreds of them, about 10 or 15 of them surrounded me, ripped my hat off my head and just immediately punched me in the face, sliced me open right there so I got a big scar going,” Bartiromo said.

Now he travels to the rallies to make sure his voice his heard.

A couple of feet from the front, Joseph Santiago woke his family up at 5 a.m. to arrive early and guarantee a good spot up front for the rally.

“I support Donald trump because I feel like we have a lot to lose right now,” said Santiago. “Our constitution is on the line.”

Santiago spent about 10 years in the National Guard where he said he took an oath to protect the constitution. He believes Donald Trump will do that.

"I think he's doing it out of the good will of his own heart and we have too much to lose anyway,” Santiago said. “You know if this lady [Hillary Clinton] gets elected and she doesn't stimulate the economy and things start going down, what hope does that give for us young people.”

Caitlyn Wesolowski and Allie Benton missed school today to support Trump.

“I’m here because I like Donald Trump...” Wesolowski said. “...because he won’t take our guns away.”

As Donna Wille was getting out of her car she pulled out a picture to take to the rally with her.

“I have my Hilary for Prison sign,” Wille said.

It is more than just a sign. For Halloween, Willie and her husband decorate their yard with a political twist.

“We just bought a prison outfit and a Hillary stand up and my husband built the cage,” Wille said. ”That’s where Hillary belongs; she belongs in jail for everything she’s done, absolutely."

Vendors also began setting up at 6 a.m. this morning.

“I’m making money. Trump said he was going to bring jobs to America, and that’s what I’ve been doing for a year and a half, following him around and making money,” said hat vendor Lance Rogers.

Rogers started selling election hats in 2000.

“This is my best year by far because Trump wears the hat, so he made the hats popular,” Rogers said.



 
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