Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held a rally Wednesday at the Anaheim Convention Center in California amid a heavy police presence. Security was heightened because of the violent protests at his New Mexico rally on Tuesday night. There, anti-Trump crowds lit items on fire and hurled them at police, reportedly injuring several law enforcement officers.
In preparation, Anaheim police passed out fliers that outlined how to peacefully protest. According to reports, some protesters shouted expletives and others held provocative signs, but only one demonstrator was thrown out of the rally for disruption.
During his opening speech, Trump addressed the roaring crowd and then said, “I got here and they all said we have a great crowd but we don’t have time for the national anthem. I said, ‘Yes we do, we have time for the national anthem.’”
He then introduced Cherri Wilkens, who took the stage while the crowd chanted, “USA! USA!” Wilkens went on to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and the audience cheered loudly once she was finished.
The presumptive nominee then discussed issues such as gun rights and building a border wall between Mexico and America. After the rally, Trump was expected to attend a fundraiser and tape an episode for Jimmy Kimmel Live.