GOP Candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters in Toledo

Published: Sep. 21, 2016 at 12:30 PM EDT
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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump addressed a crowd of more than two thousand people today at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall in Toledo.

"We are going to win the White House in November, we're going to win it back," said Mr. Trump in his initial remarks.

He told the crowd that the polls are showing him leading in several states against his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

"My agenda can be summed up in three words: jobs, jobs, jobs," Mr. Trump told the crowd. He said government regulation and trade rules that put American companies at a disadvantage will be eliminated as part of his plan.

He also promised a major tax cut for individuals and businesses.

Many of those inside waited in line for tickets early this morning. Other supporters remained outside during the speech.

Dozens of protestors were gathered outside. as well. They said they came to demonstrate against Mr. Trump's positions on a number of issues including immigration.

Mr. Trump told the crowd he would immediately suspend the immigration of Syrian refugees to the United States if he is elected. He called U.S. immigration laws "too lax."

While Mr. Trump told the crowd he is a friend to American workers, the Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO issued a release today critical of the Republican candidate.

In part that release reads: "Trump foolishly opposed the auto rescue which was an essential component of our region’s emergence from the Great Recession."

Meanwhile, Trump supporters inside the even say they are there to show their support, especially for Mr. Trump's stand on immigration and security.

Mr. Trump was preceded by boxing promoter Don King, Indiana Governor and runningmate Mike Pence, and former Indiana University Basketball Coach Bob Knight.