FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be returning to Connecticut for a campaign rally Saturday at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
Trump is scheduled to appear on at the William H. Pitt Center on the SHU campus at 5151 Park Ave. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with the rally to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are required — but are free. To register, visit the campaign website by clicking here. Only two tickets can be reserved per mobile device for the event.
In April, Trump paid a visit to the Klein in Bridgeport just days before the Connecticut primary, which he won. Raucous fans waved Trump signs and cheered as he made promises about border controls, trade agreements and jobs. But protesters outside changed “No hate in our state.”
SHU also played host to another Republican hopeful in April, as the campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich held a town hall event at the Martire Business & Communications Center.
He touched on taxes, veteran affairs, faith and a range of topics in an upbeat, often humorous forum.
The Trump campaign drew the attention of Connecticut voters this week when former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, a Republican who represented the 4th District from 1987 to 2009, said he would be voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"Donald Trump lost me a long time ago," Shays said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show. "He does and says everything my mom and dad taught me never to say and do. He doesn't understand the basic requirements of being the president of the United States. And frankly, he's dangerous."
And U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) took to Twitter to criticize Trump for comments the Republican presidential nominee made that seemed to suggest "the Second Amendment people" could prevent Hillary Clinton from abolishing the Second Amendment.
Trump told a crowd in Wilmington, N.C., that Clinton wants to "essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."
The statement sparked controversy, with many interpreting it as a threat or encouragement of violence against Clinton. Murphy, who has fought very publicly for gun control legislation, posted the federal criminal statue for threatening to kill a candidate for president.
"Was @realDonaldTrump suggesting his supporters shoot Hillary? Shoot her nominee? Who knows. It's all so disgusting and embarrassing and sad," he said on twitter.
On Wednesday, Trump called President Barack Obama "the founder of ISIS" at an event in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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