NORCROSS, Georgia - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rallied a crowd of thousands at the North Atlanta Trade Center, bringing the typical showmanship expected of the business mogul and reality-TV star known as "The Donald."
Campaign organizers estimated 8,000 people showed up for the speech scheduled at noon, and said people were forced to stand outside because the crowd exceeded maximum capacity for the hall.
Trump started his speech by slamming his 2016 competitors and criticizing the media for coverage of his campaign.
"Hillary [Clinton] is sure as hell not going to make our country great again," Trump said.
The crowd cheered as Trump boldly declared parts of his election platform.
"We are going to have a border where people cannot come into this country illegally," he said. We are going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it," he elaborated.
"We are going to cut taxes. We are going to take care of our military. We are going to take care of our vets. We are going to repeal and replace Obamacare, which is a disaster," Trump said.
Most of the crowd in attendance were already convinced of their support for the candidate.
"He's speaking from the heart. Donald Trump is genuine- nothing fake about the man," one supporter said.
"He touches on everything I worry about," said another supporter.
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was also in attendance, and said he is a supporter of Trump, yet has not endorsed him as a candidate.
"I think he would be a great leader," Cain said.
Campaign organizers said Trump would return to New York after his speech. There is no announcement yet for a date of another Trump appearance in Metro Atlanta.