Mixed reactions about Trump’s visit to Wilmington
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As organizers prepare for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s visit to the Port City and there are mixed reactions to him holding a rally in Wilmington.
Some of the people we spoke with said they were surprised when they found out Trump was coming here. Others said it makes sense that he would finally come to southeast North Carolina on the campaign trail.
Kyle Agah said Trump’s visit could help people better understand the controversial candidate.
“I think he’s really fighting for the North Carolina votes and it’s showing that’s it’s a battleground state. I think he really values North Carolina and our votes,” said Agah. “It is something different and I think that’s what we need right now. I think that the way our political system works some of the off-the-wall things that Trump says I think congress won’t let those things go.”
Michael Reid said he is concerned Trump will be able to gain more North Carolina supporters.
“I was a little upset,” said Reid. “We’re still in the south and there are certain demographics that he can have and they’re voters there.”
We are continuing to get details about the upcoming event. According to the contract between the Trump campaign, UNCW’s College Republican student organization and the school, to rent Trask Coliseum for two days will cost $11,500. The contract allows them to use the gym, the media room and some locker rooms. That fee does not include staffing, clean up or security. The contract allows them to sell Trump merchandise as well.