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US presidential elections: Trump delivered what he promised, say supporters

Trump has delivered in the last four years by making a strong military, reviving the country's economy and creating millions of jobs, his supporters in the battleground state of Georgia have said

US Presidential elections 2020 | Donald Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Macon (US) 

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Donald Trump

US President has delivered in the last four years by making a strong military, reviving the country's economy and creating millions of jobs, his supporters in the battleground state of Georgia have said.

Trump on Friday night addressed an election rally at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Georgia's Macon town.

President Trump has delivered what he promised in 2016. He is the best president in my life-time, Mark, who along with his two young sons drove for two-and-a-half hours to listen to Trump in person, told PTI.

Mark, a farmer, said he arrived early at the venue at 10 am so that he and his sons can get the front row seats. The family managed to get seats in the fifth row. The rally was held at 7 pm.

"He (Trump) is winning Georgia with a landslide," the young farmer claimed.

First time voters, Ethan and his three friends -- all aged 19 years -- said they are going to vote for Trump because of his success in reviving the economy and creating millions of new jobs, before the country was hit by the coronavirus.

He has delivered once and will do it again. We don't believe in fake news, Ethan and his friends told PTI.

Caroline Dotson, another Trump supporter, said the president is very popular among youths and women.

That's why we are here. He has launched fight against corruption at high places. You can see that he has reduced unemployment rates in such a short span of time, she said.

According to Rita, who attended the rally along with her husband Dave, President Trump "is not a politician, that's why he has been successful in his first term".

I had voted for him in 2016. I came here to see the level of energy and enthusiasm at his rally four years later. It's the same, if not less, Dave said, adding that he was expecting far less crowd in Macon, given the coronavirus pandemic.

This shows his popularity. I tell you, he is going to win by a landslide, he said.

Agreed network engineer Viwanu, who migrated to the US some 22 years ago from Nigeria. He came to attend the rally along with two of his African-American friends, who migrated from Nigeria two years ago.

I voted for him (Trump) four years ago. I will vote for him again. No president, in recent memory, has done so much for African-Americans as President Trump in the last four years," Viwanu told PTI.

I like his way. He's upfront about his beliefs. So I decided that I'm going to go for this guy. I pray for him. I supported him, and I voted for him. When he came back and say give me another four more years. I didn't have to think about it twice, Viwanu said.

I have no doubt that this this man will restore the country back to what it was before COVID-19. He has done an awesome job, he added.

Addressing the rally, Trump predicted a massive Republican sweep in the November 3 elections.

"We're going to have a red wave...So get out and vote...We will have a red wave, the likes of which they've never seen before and that includes four years ago," Trump told his cheering supporters at the city airport.

Thousands of people turned out to listen to Trump's speech, despite tight security and COVID-19 restrictions. Though people were not following social distancing, a large number of them were wearing masks. Free sanitizers and masks were being provided at the campaign.

Trump told his supporters in Ocala, Florida and Macon in Georgia that the enthusiasm and energy level in his rallies is unprecedented and historic. He described Biden as the worst candidate in the history of the country.

At both Ocala and Macon, Trump's speeches lasted for more than an hour.

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First Published: Sat, October 17 2020. 11:39 IST