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Large crowd turns out for Trump rally in Roanoke

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) - Two months after his visit to Roanoke, Donald Trump was back - this time at the Berglund Center in Southwest Virginia.

Roanoke Fire Chief David Hoback says the Secret Service had set up the arena to hold about 9,000 people. However, he said the Secret Service gave out around 12,000 tickets, leaving long lines for people trying to get in.

But, Trump's adoring fans didn't seem to mind a bit.

Trump supporter Annie Lin was one of the first to arrive. She was in line at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Lin says she supports Trump because he's famous.

In general, not being a politician seems to be working for most Trump supporters. "He's got no remorse for what he says," said Trump supporter Jacob Tatum. "He tells it like he is ... he's not a politician. He basically says whats on his mind, he's for the American people."

In fact, his loose-lipped language seems to be why a majority of Trump supporters adore him.

However, not everyone is all aboard the "Trump Train."

"Its not about who's famous or who has the biggest name recognition," said Clinton supporter Michael Hamlar. "The message is we're here and we support Hillary Clinton and she would be the right choice."

When asked if anything could change the minds of those voting for Trump, the overall response from the crowd in Roanoke was a resounding 'no.'

They, along with the supporters of Trump's contender, will be heading to the polls in droves come November to cast their votes for the next president of the United Sates.

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