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Supporters withstand the heat to see Trump speak in Fairfield

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Crowds gather to see Mr. Trump speak in Fairfield (WFSB) Crowds gather to see Mr. Trump speak in Fairfield (WFSB)

Thousands toughed it out through the sweltering heat as Republican nominee Donald Trump took the stage on Saturday night at the William H. Pitt Heath and Recreation Center at Sacred Heart University.

"The fact that it is 190 degrees in this room makes me appreciate the people of Connecticut even more," said Trump as he opened his hour-plus long speech ranging from topics to attacks on Hillary Clinton, Governor Dannel Malloy, as well as the media. 

Trump did not fail to mention Fairfield's loss of General Election, job creation and loss, and immigration. 

Opponents of Donald Trump were not in short supply. Democrats, among other protestors shared their sentiments that Trump is wasting his time in a predominantly blue state. 

"He should be in his own red states like Utah, Georgia, South Carolina, because he's behind in safe republican states," said Fairfield Democratic Town Committee member, Steve Sheinberg. "It's a foolish decision amongst many foolish decisions he make."

Trump supporters, however, said they aren't buying it. 

"I missed him in Waterbury a couple of months ago,” said Torrington resident, Nick Simonin.

“I wanted to come up here nice and early, get in the front of the line and that's exactly what we got,” said Simonin.

Free tickets to the event were available online when Trump made the announcement that Fairfield would be a campaign stop on Thursday afternoon.

"It’s nice to be here part of the action, with fellow, like minded citizens who love this country and really want him to get elected," said Miami Beach, Florida resident Andrea Poznar.

Fairfield is the fourth stop on Trump’s campaign trail following Hartford, Waterbury and Bridgeport, leading many to believe that the campaign has its eyes set on winning Connecticut come November – a typically blue state.

"I want to see a real person.  He may be a real person, maybe a billionaire, but he thinks like we do,” said Hamden resident, Joseph Livi.  

“He just wants to be fair."

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