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Trump Holding Rally in Hickory at Lenoir-Rhyne University on Monday Morning

By Jesse Wood

Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump is holding a rally in Hickory at 10 a.m. on Monday.

hero_image_main_2The event, dubbed a town hall, is taking place at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Monroe Auditorium.

For the past few hours, people have been gathering at the private university. Reporter Steve Ohnesorge of WBTV tweeted that the line to get into the Trump rally was a half-mile long at about 9 a.m. and several dozen protesters of Trump had gathered nearby as well.

The Charlotte Observer noted that at least 2,000 people had already showed up for the rally. The doors opened at 7 a.m.

Check out a live stream of the rally here.

Meanwhile, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, Heidi, is holding a breakfast meet-and-greet event in Conover at the same time as Trump’s rally.