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The Santa Ana Star Center’s arena was filled to maximum capacity with supporters Monday as President Trump visited.
Locals rally, protest Trump

As Trump supporters filled the Santa Ana Star Center’s 7,500 seats and floor Monday to support President Trump, eager to take his messages on immigration, healthcare, gun control, the economy and other issues out across the state.

Trump supporter David Colon said it was time for Democrats to stop telling Latinos what to do and who to vote for.

“The truth is, we respect him a lot,” Colon said Latinos of Trump. (The Democrats) aren’t the only ones that can speak for us. That’s not good for our country.”

Colon said he lost a lot of friends and family through his support of Trump, but be believes in Trump and what he’s doing for the country, especially when it comes to the economy.

“Everybody tries sell you on the tariffs and all this other stuff, but it hasn’t affected me. If anything, I’ve seen all the business opportunities, all the blacks have jobs, Hispanics have jobs, my 401k is taking off, I get paid really good money.”

Debbie Goldstein came all the way from Los Alamos to see Trump. Goldstein said Trump is one of those once-in-a-lifetime presidents.