Trump campaign bus stops in Knox County

Donald Trump supporters rallied outside the Knoxville Expo Center.

A Donald Trump campaign tour bus stopped in Knox County on Monday, although the Republican presidential candidate did not attend the event.

However, U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr. gave a brief speech at the rally.

"If you and people like you work really hard over these next couple weeks, we could shock the world on election night on Nov. 8," Duncan said.

Beada Corum, 93, also attended Monday's event.

"I believe in my heart the way he talks, he meant what he said," Corum said. "That he's going to straighten this country out, and bring it back like how it used to be."

Corum first voted in an election at the age of 92.

The bus arrived around noon at the Knoxville Expo Center at 5441 Clinton Highway and stayed for about an hour.

“Voter turnout has been very good for early voting, so we’re looking forward to having the bus here, which we hope will keep the motivation going for more people to get out and vote," said Knox County Republican Party Chairman Buddy Burkhardt.

The Trump bus is on a five-state tour of the South, which kicked off in Tennessee, Burkhardt said.

Trump, a real estate mogul, faces former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, in the Nov. 8 general election.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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