In Hamilton, Trump Jr said Gianforte will support presidential a - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

In Hamilton, Trump Jr said Gianforte will support presidential agenda

Posted: Updated:
HAMILTON -

Donald Trump Jr. and Greg Gianforte landed in Hamilton to address their second crowd of the day.

The 500 supporters there to greet Gianforte and Trump Jr. were met with about 200 protesters outside. Signs included "war is not an investment" and "don't sell out our generation."

An argument often used against Gianforte his is millionaire status and that he isn't from Montana. 

Those inside the fairgrounds offered statements of support saying that they feel that Gianforte and Trump Jr. share their conservative values. Some supporters said that Trump Jr.'s appearance pushed them to show up while others were adamant that they'd be at the rally regardless. 

A well-known name joined in on the support: Senator Steve Daines. 

Daines praised Gianforte for his values and work ethic, adding "all eyes are focusing on the state of Montana."

As for Gianforte, after thanking Daines, he went into an anecdote about gun ownership while talking to a New York reporter. After a few chuckles from the crowd, Gianforte said that this shows why Washington needs someone like him: DC doesn't understand Montana life he claimed. 

While earlier today he focused mostly on second amendment rights and public lands, tonight in Hamilton the republican transitioned addressed immigration as well. 

Gianforte said one of his top priorities is national defense.

"I think one of the most important things the federal government needs to do is have a strong national defense and we need strong boarders. We'll be a country of immigration, but it needs to be legal immigration."

After addressing the need to protect public lands, Gianforte introduced Trump Jr. 

Explaining why he's here, Trump Jr. said that Gianforte will support his father's agenda if elected. 

He echoed a common theme among republicans including his father: take care of America first. While doing this, Trump Jr. called out those who have said his father's policy is racist.

Americans should use their money for themselves, Trump Jr. said, adding, "once we get our own house in order, I'm all for [helping the rest of the world], but let's do what's right by our people first."

According to a January poll, many people across the isle might actually agree with this notion. 

The Politico poll that followed Trump's first address, reported that 65-percent of the 1,762 people polled responded favorably to "America First." Politico said the poll skewed slightly democrat, meaning many democrats agreed with their republican counter parts on this issue. 

Those at the rally definitely supported the idea. 

In the coming weeks ABC FOX Montana will look to see how Bernie Sanders and Rob Quist address these issues. Quist recently released a campaign video promising to protect second amendment rights, countering republican's claims that he will not do so. 

  • StatewideMore>>

  • Snowmelt boosts mudslide risk near Lolo, Rice Ridge burned areas

    Snowmelt boosts mudslide risk near Lolo, Rice Ridge burned areas

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-05-19 12:00:14 GMT
    Lolo Peak fire August 2018Lolo Peak fire August 2018
    Lolo Peak fire August 2018Lolo Peak fire August 2018

    Officials say the rapidly melting snowpack in the mountains of western Montana has increased the risk of mudslides in areas scorched by last year's wildfires.

    Officials say the rapidly melting snowpack in the mountains of western Montana has increased the risk of mudslides in areas scorched by last year's wildfires.

  • Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:36:58 GMT

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

  • Staff tour the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School

    Staff tour the new Jeannette Rankin Elementary School

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:10:17 GMT

    Jeanette Rankin Elementary School is being built because Cold Springs Elementary School is not built to accommodate its 500 students and is not suitable for modern learning.

    Jeanette Rankin Elementary School is being built because Cold Springs Elementary School is not built to accommodate its 500 students and is not suitable for modern learning.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Washington man suspected of murder arrested in Hardin

    Washington man suspected of murder arrested in Hardin

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:22:52 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:27:05 GMT
    Jacob Ozuna: Courtesy of Q13, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task ForceJacob Ozuna: Courtesy of Q13, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force

    The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office has arrested and booked a man suspected of first degree murder Saturday. Jacob Ozuna fled the state of Washington. According to Q13 Fox, a Washington news station, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force in Yakima said Ozuna is "a six-time convicted felon and a dangerous gang member." according to Q13, Ozuna, a.k.a "Kapone," has a $1 million dollar warrant for first degree murder along with two counts of  assaul...

    The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office has arrested and booked a man suspected of first degree murder Saturday. Jacob Ozuna fled the state of Washington. According to Q13 Fox, a Washington news station, The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force in Yakima said Ozuna is "a six-time convicted felon and a dangerous gang member." according to Q13, Ozuna, a.k.a "Kapone," has a $1 million dollar warrant for first degree murder along with two counts of  assaul...

  • Vote for Student Athlete 2017-2018

    Vote for Student Athlete 2017-2018

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-02 19:51:27 GMT

    Voting for Student Athlete of the Year 2017-2018 begins May 1!

    Voting for Student Athlete of the Year 2017-2018 begins May 1!

  • Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

    Student Athlete of the Year top 10 contenders May 16

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:40 PM EDT2018-05-18 16:40:01 GMT

    Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

    Here's your Top 10 contenders for Student Athlete of the Year, as of May 18. The winner will receive a $2,000 cash scholarship, awarded by ABC FOX Montana and Mattress Firm Montana! Voting closes at midnight on May 21, and we'll announce a winner on May 22! Keep those votes coming in by clicking here. You can vote ONCE EVERY HOUR! 1. Keri Peterson (Missoula) 2. Katie Hoppe (Belgrade) 3. Kaelyn Smith (Polson) 4. Brooke Mycke (Conrad) 5. Macy Mangold (Fergus) 6. Rachel Ryan (Gr...

  • Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch

    Georgia man claims son was raped at Special K Ranch

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:18:18 GMT
    Friday, May 18 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:18:18 GMT
    Courtesy: Facebook/SpecialKRanchCourtesy: Facebook/SpecialKRanch

    The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  

    The Special K Ranch is being accused of negligence after a Georgia man alleges his developmentally disabled son was raped while at Special K Ranch.  

  • Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Several Maggotfest rugby teams volunteer with flood sandbagging

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:36 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:36:58 GMT

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

    MISSOULA - As residents prepare for another soggy weekend, hundreds of rugby players from all over the world volunteered on Friday at the Fort Missoula sandbagging station.

  • Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Paper cup, family tree lead to arrest in 1987 murder of young couple

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:53:00 GMT
    Snohomish County Sheriff's OfficeSnohomish County Sheriff's Office
    Snohomish County Sheriff's OfficeSnohomish County Sheriff's Office

    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

    EVERETT, Wash. - Thirty years after the murders of a young Canadian couple, scientific advances, a family tree and a paper cup have led to an arrest in the case. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says the 55-year-old Sea-Tac man was arrested Thursday in Seattle and is expected to make a court appearance in Skagit County Friday.  William Earl Talbott II has been charged in Skagit County District Court with first-degree murder in 

  • 80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:30:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

  • Manhattan teen home after 6 months of spinal cord rehab

    Manhattan teen home after 6 months of spinal cord rehab

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-16 16:59:51 GMT
    G Strong Facebook pageG Strong Facebook page
    G Strong Facebook pageG Strong Facebook page

    MANHATTAN - Last fall, a 16-year-old boy's life changed dramatically in an ATV accident. Gathin Foth's path to recovery is marked by not only personal strength and determination, but strength of family and community. Gavin's ATV accident broke vertebrae in his cervical spine and left him almost completely paralyzed. 

    MANHATTAN - Last fall, a 16-year-old boy's life changed dramatically in an ATV accident. Gathin Foth's path to recovery is marked by not only personal strength and determination, but strength of family and community. Gavin's ATV accident broke vertebrae in his cervical spine and left him almost completely paralyzed. 

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.