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Trump campaigns in Waterbury and Bridgeport on Saturday

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Trump discussed building a wall near Mexico, bringing jobs back to America and the other Republican candidates. (WFSB) Trump discussed building a wall near Mexico, bringing jobs back to America and the other Republican candidates. (WFSB)
Trump supporters fill auditorium at Crosby High School. (WFSB) Trump supporters fill auditorium at Crosby High School. (WFSB)
Trump spoke to thousands in Hartford earlier this month. (WFSB) Trump spoke to thousands in Hartford earlier this month. (WFSB)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have made campaign stops in Hartford.  (WFSB photo) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have made campaign stops in Hartford. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds two campaign events in Connecticut as he visits the state for the second time ahead of the primary.

Trump returned to the state Saturday for two events with the first in Waterbury and later on in Bridgeport. Saturday's visit is Trump's second visit to Connecticut. He held a standing room only rally in Hartford on April 15.

Trump's first event in Waterbury was held at Crosby High School on Saturday morning. Crowds formed outside Crosby High School before the doors opened at 7 a.m. Protesters were also outside the campaign event

In total about 3,000 people attended the event.   

"Isn't it nice that I'm not one of these teleprompter guys," Trump said. 

Trump said he is "not toning it down" after he said he was advised to do so by some Republican leaders. 

"If  I acted presidential, I guarantee I would not be here," Trump said. 

Trump discussed building a wall near Mexico, bringing jobs back to America and the other Republican candidates including Ted Cruz and John Kasich, who was in Connecticut on Friday

"“They don’t like lying Ted," Trump said. "Ted walks in bible held high  and then he lies."

Republican front-runner Donald Trump leads among likely Connecticut primary voters in the latest edition of the Quinnipiac University Poll.  

"55,000 negative ads and I am still beating everyone," Trump said. 

According to the poll, Trump owns nearly 50 percent of the mark among likely Republican voters, while Ohio Governor Kasich tops Texas Sen. Cruz in a race for second place. 

“We are way up in Connecticut. Way up in every state," Trump said. "In fact, in all five states in the polls. Folks you got to get out and vote.”

On the scoreboard at Crosby High School, it stated that Trump had 28 and guest had 0 points. The number of delegates in Connecticut is 28.

Trump has consistently called the electoral process rigged. He said delegates are easily bought with fancy meals, which is a challenge for the brash billionaire could be attracting more women voters.

“Trump has said many derogatory things towards women," Cindy Wolfe with CTNow.

The Connecticut chapter for the national organization for women has come out against Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

State Rep. Tony D'Amelio from Waterbury spoke before the Republican presidential candidate arrived at the high school. D' Amelio is one of the few Connecticut lawmakers to endorse Trump.  During Trump's speech, he brought D' Amelio on stage and thanked him for his support. 

At least one protester was kicked out the rally before the event started and another was kicked out of the event once it started around 10:30 a.m. 

Those at the Waterbury rally were excited about the candidates campaigning in Connecticut.

“I would rather him not be presidential and be himself," JoAnne Christiano, of Wolcott, said. "That’s what people are liking.”

“It’s great people are getting involved in the process earlier that the general election," Brian Everlick, of Wolcott, said. "Got to hear as much about the candidates as they can.”

After his Waterbury event, Trump headed to Bridgeport on Saturday afternoon for a rally at the Klein Auditorium. People were lined up before the doors opened for that event at 9:30 a.m. At least two protesters were thrown out of the event. 

Ahead of the Bridgeport event, House Republican leader Themis Klarides addressed the crowd. 

""[T]ake your deep hatred for Dan Malloy and put it over here for the next six months," Klarides said.

Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Alynn Woischke responded to her statements.

"Themis Klarides's embrace of Donald Trump shows just how extreme Connecticut's GOP legislators have become. Trump has insulted people from all walks of life as he has attempted to divide our country for his own political gain. Representative Klarides's remarks today are a page out of Trump's playbook, and Republicans running for the legislature will now have to answer for Donald Trump's policies and statements. Let me be very clear: the people of Connecticut deserve much, much better than Donald Trump and Themis Klarides," the statement said.

Both events were free and open to the public.

Tickets for future events can be reserved by visiting Trump's website here.

Hillary Clinton also came back to Connecticut on Saturday and made a stop in New Haven. She held a campaign event with community members and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro at Orangeside on Temple. She discussed working families including raising the minimum wage and the equal pay for women.

Saturday's is also Clinton's second visit to the state. She was in Hartford on Thursday where she held a town hall event discussing gun violence with community members and survivors of gun violence.

Clinton's event in New Haven was by invitation only, but she returns to Connecticut on Sunday to hold a rally in Bridgeport. That event will be held at the University of Bridgeport, Hubbell Gymnasium at 2:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public. If you wish to get tickets to Sunday's event you can do so here.

In addition to Clinton's visit on Sunday, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will also make a stop in the Nutmeg state. 

Sanders will hold a rally on the New Haven Green at 7 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public as well, anyone wishing to attend should RSVP on the campaign website here.

Cruz, who recently opened a headquarters in Connecticut, is the only candidate to not visit the state ahead of the primary. 

The campaign stops are expected to continue Monday and Tuesday as voters in Connecticut make their final decisions ahead of Tuesday's Presidential Primary.

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