Crowd gathers early to see President Trump in Greenville

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event about the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT/AP) – A large crowd began gathering early Wednesday morning outside Minges Coliseum on ECU’s campus in Greenville, eager to see President Trump speak.

President Trump, who won North Carolina in the 2016 election, is holding a campaign rally here in Greenville, hoping to capture more votes in 2020.

The President’s visit to Greenville comes as he continues to take criticism for his tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries – even though they are all U.S. citizens and three were born in the U.S.

Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend a private fundraiser for 9th Congressional District candidate Dan Bishop in Fayetteville and then speak to Fort Bragg military personnel and guests before joining Trump in Greenville.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be in Raleigh on Wednesday to talk about her tax credit proposal designed to expand school-choice options. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is among event participants.

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