PHOENIX - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has two scheduled events in Phoenix Saturday afternoon.
Trump was running behind schedule following a rally in Las Vegas in the morning. He landed at Sky Harbor around 2 p.m. before driving to Paradise Valley for a private fundraiser. The public rally was scheduled for 4 p.m.
"Thank you Arizona. Thank you. I love you."
And with that, Donald Trump waves as he leaves the stage to music.
Trump spoke for approximately 43 minutes to the crowd in Phoenix.
Not of all the seats were filled at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. The arena, which has a capacity of 15,000, did not even appear half full.
Trump hammered home his opinions on the economic issues facing the American people. He said that people are making much less money than 18 years ago in real wages.
He also said part of the problem is that the quality of jobs is much lower.
Trump also claimed that Hilary Clinton would raise taxes 60 to 65 percent and that the U.S. is the most taxed country in the world.
Trump says Hillary will raise taxes to "60-65%" and the US is the highest taxed nation in the world. pic.twitter.com/7CcCsyq2Wy— Jeffrey Blackburn (@lensjb) June 18, 2016
Trump said he agreed with Bernie Sanders on some issues, especially trade.
"He knows our country is being ripped off," Trump said.
Trump added that he has seen the effects of this around the country, with factories sitting silent.
"We're bringing American jobs back," said Trump.
Trump took the stage to music and cheers in Phoenix, promising a big win in November as he walked up to the microphone.
"We are going to 100% protect our second amendment," he said.
He stated that it wasn't about guns, it was about terrorism.
Trump's motorcade has pulled into Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
He is expected to take the stage shortly.
As Trump was arriving, state treasurer Jeff DeWit took the stage and talked about the financial issues he believes our country is facing.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was at the event to introduce Trump.
Arpaio shared his support of Trump and reminded people that he and the presumptive nominee share a birthday.
The sheriff also called out members of the Republican party for not supporting Trump more strongly. He pointed out that some members say they "support the nominee," but don't use his name.
Former governor Jan Brewer appeared on stage on the rally in support of Trump. She said that Trump would "make America strong again" and he would protect "our second amendment rights."
"We have a big job to do," Brewer told the audience.
She told supporters they need to keep Arizona red.
The program appeared to be underway inside Veterans Memorial Stadium even though Trump was not in the building.
The event kicked off with a prayer and the national anthem.
Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer has also arrived at the state fairgrounds.
Brewer has been a strong Trump supporter and he mentioned her name as a possible vice president candidate in an interview on Fox News.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has arrived at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Arpaio had shared earlier in the week that he would be introducing Trump at the Phoenix rally.
A group of protesters have arrived outside the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix.
The group was holding signs denouncing Trump and chanting, "Trump is hate, Trump is lies."
Other protesters were simply set up with signs that voiced their opinions.
A couple sitting in chairs in the shade had signs that emphasized love over hate.
Trump's plane has landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor. He will make his way to fundraiser at Barry Goldwater's former house in Paradise Valley.
The fundraiser was originally scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., but Trump was running behind schedule after a campaign event in Las Vegas.
A woman passed out inside the arena Saturday afternoon. No word on her condition, but visuals showed her collapsed on the cement floor inside Veterans Memorial Coliseum with first responders attending her.
While it's not known what had happened to this woman, heat is expected to play a role in the rally, with temps forecasted to reach 110 or higher in the Valley.
At least one person was kicked out of the Trump rally Saturday, hours before the event started.
The man was seen wearing a shirt that said F*** Islam as security took him out of the arena.
Outside of the arena, he told reporters that he was a Trump supporter.
Most of the floor seats at Veterans Memorial Coliseum had filled within an hour of the arena opening to the public.
Doors opened at noon, but the event isn't scheduled to get underway until 4 p.m.
The doors to Veterans Memorial Coliseum opened at noon in Phoenix and supporters began to make their way inside.
Donald Trump takes the stage in Las Vegas for a rally that was scheduled to start at 11 a.m. He'll travel to Phoenix once his event in Nevada ends.
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People have begun lining up outside of Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
The doors won't open to the public until noon, but the parking lots opened at 10:30 a.m.
One person said she and her young grandson had been waiting to enter since 2 a.m.
A counter rally was planned for Encantos Park in Phoenix. Set up for the group included a Donald Trump balloon.
The 30-foot balloon features Trump's likeness dressed in a KKK robe and holding a hood.
With high temperatures forecasted to reach around 110 degrees in the Valley, heat could impact the day's events.
Bomb-sniffing dogs at the arena were wearing booties as they made their rounds in the morning.
The Trump campaign also plans to hand out water to attendees.
Set up inside the venue was well underway Saturday morning, but the public won't be allowed inside the coliseum until noon.
In the arena, which has a capacity around 15,000, organizers had placed Trump signs on almost every seat in the arena.
The signs read: "The silent majority stands with Trump."