TULSA, OK – 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump along with former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin landed in Tulsa on Wednesday a day after she officially endorsed his bid for the White House.
The rally was scheduled to start at noon at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center, but Trump’s plane didn’t land at Tulsa International Airport until then.
This is the second time Trump has been in Oklahoma campaigning. His first campaign visit was back in September of last year in Oklahoma City during the State Fair.
After the Trump plane landed, Trump and Palin stayed on the plane, and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was seen boarding. The three then deplaned after 20 minutes and got into waiting SUVs.
Trump and Palin were then rushed to the college campus where 10,000 plus supporters and sight seekers were waiting to hear from the New York businessman.
Those in attendance had to have a free ticket to attend the rally. The doors opened at 10 a.m. and there were 7,000 seats with stand room available. People were seen lineing up at around 6 a.m. to make sure to get into the venue. However no one was turned away unless they did not have a ticket or was a security risk.
The feeling in the Mabee Center was very unique and electric. One woman named Barbara was wearing a dress that she had spent several hours making that was made up of pictures of Trump.
Trump first arrived on stage to cheers of the crowd chanting his name. He first introduced his guest Palin to give her endorsement.
Palin gave her reasons for supporting Trump. One of the reasons was he would support veterans better than the current Obama administration.
The former Alaska Governor suggested that her son’s arrest on domestic violence charges this week stemmed from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was due to the president’s lack of “respect” for veterans.
Addressing what she called “the elephant in the room,” Palin said her son Track came back “different” from his year-long deployment in Iraq.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” Palin said.
“It starts from the top. The question though it comes from our own president, when they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through, do you know what we’re trying to do to secure America and to secure the freedoms that have been bequeathed us?” Palin added. “So when my own son is going through what he goes through, coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with.”
Track Palin, 26, was arrested Monday night and charged with interfering with the report of domestic violence, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and assault on his girlfriend.
The girlfriend told police Track Palin punched her in the face, kicked her in the knee and threatened suicide with an AR-15 assault rifle.
After getting the crowd worked up Palin then introduced Trump as the next President of the United States of America.
Trump them came to the stage again with thunderous applause and “Rollin in the Deep” by Adele playing over the speakers.
Trump reminded the crowd of when they need to go to vote in Oklahoma on “Super Tuesday” March 1 saying it was going to be a big day.
The rally was interrupted several times by protesters in the crowd and was quickly escorted out by law enforcement.
Trump also addressed several issues from who he would like to run against if he wins the Republican nomination to how the media was handling the news of his campaign.
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This article was updated since publication.