Reported the crowd filled about 35,000 of the 43,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. It was a hot night, and humid. Trump looked upwards and joked: "If it rains I'll take off my hat and prove, I'll prove, once and for all, that its mine," while stroking his hair.
Trump repeated his tough stance on immigration, vowing "we're going to build a wall," and saying Congress could end the guarantee of being granted automatic citizenship upon being born within the U.S.
"The 14th amendment — I was right on it. You can do something with it, and you can do something fast," Trump said. "In the case of other countries, including Mexico, they don't do that. It doesn't work that way. ... We're the only place just about that's stupid enough to do it."
Trump's campaign had pegged the expected attendance at the event at 42,000. They moved Friday's "pep rally" from the city's Civic Center — which seats about 4,000 — to the stadium in anticipation of the huge crowd.