By Jesse Wood
A few thousand Trump supporters showed up to the event along with several dozen protesters. The auditorium has a 1,450-seat capacity. Trump spoke for about an hour and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie introduced Trump to the audience and was by his side the entire speech acting as moderator.
Here is coverage of Trump’s speech from the Hickory Daily Record.
Below are photos of supporters and protesters outside of the rally venue in Hickory.
Photos by Lonnie Webster