Donald Trump Jr., the son of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump, is working to secure support for his father in Mississippi ahead of the November election.
Thousands gathered around the race track at the Neshoba County Fair Grounds just south of Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, to hear from Donald Trump Jr. Speaking for a little over five minutes, Trump energized the crowd by listing off his father's qualifications to become the next President of the United States.
While the speech itself was lacking in policy or specifics, Trump did speak to reporters shortly before the speech. He says as president, his father will concentrate on bringing jobs back to the US and Mississippi.
"I think his platform of bringing jobs back to this country, employing Americans, thinking about Americans first, the livelihoods and safety of our children and grandchildren, as opposed to the feelings of nations across the sea that if they could push a button would make us disappear off of the map, I think that is what he is talking about," says Trump. "I think that's going to resonate really well here and everywhere else as it should."
Gerald Crenshaw of Neshoba County says he appreciates what Trump stands for.
We need change, not the kind of change we had eight years ago," says Crenshaw. "We need a real change, somebody to stand up for the average American citizen that's got red, white and blue blood, and Donald Trump is the man that can do it."
But not everyone in attendance was a Trump supporter. Stacey Evans from Jasper County wore a Hillary Clinton t-shirt around the fairgrounds. She says the speech was excellent, but it did little to change her mind.
"Their father is well-off enough that they should be well-off and they should be good speakers and well educated," Evans says. "He is that. He is impressive, but it's never going to make me vote for a Republican ever, ever."
Speaking to reporters shortly before the speech, Trump says it is likely his father's campaign will come back to Mississippi in the coming months but did not go into specifics.