Donald Trump will make a stop here in Oklahoma. The Republican front-runner and businessman is set to speak Friday afternoon at the State Fair of Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY -
Donald Trump will make a stop here in Oklahoma.
The Republican front-runner and businessman is set to speak Friday afternoon at the State Fair of Oklahoma. And much like his speeches, Donald Trump's visit to Oklahoma is expected to be very fluid, unscripted.
“Donald Trump marches to kind of his own beat, so we move according to his wishes,” said Trump Coordinator Oklahoma Carol Hefner.
According to Hefner, the Donald's wishes are to connect with Oklahomans at the state fair.
“This is not a fundraiser,” Hefner said. “This is actually just a message to the people interacting with the people, enjoying the fair like the regular people do.”
Trump's Oklahoma campaign isn't sure what he'll say, but they expect it to be spontaneous, much like his other events.
“Those messages will be coming directly from him,” said Hefner. “I think that he recognizes our conservative values that resonate with him and hopefully he'll resonate with us when he's here when giving his remarks.”
Some fair visitors on Sunday were glad to hear Trump is making a stop here, saying he isn’t like a typical politician.
“He's a guy that's out here with the people, he understands what our problems are,” Oklahoma City resident Bruce Gaver said. “He's got a wild imagination and he's got a wild way of doing things but I think he gets the job done.”
Trump has been criticized throughout the campaign for his controversial comments about woman and, more recently, for not speaking out when controversial comments about Muslims came from the crowd.
“I think every time it happens and every time somebody finds something to attack him in that regard it actually drives his numbers up,” Hefner said.
In fact, he remains the GOP front-runner and his campaign says that includes a strong lead in Oklahoma as well.
“He doesn't censor anything. He is 100 percent purely genuine and people here in the heartland really appreciate that,” Hefner said.
But some Oklahomans think he’s all show.
“I think it's one big circus to be honest. He seems to be willing to say whatever he needs to in order to get the Republican nomination,” Chris Zoski, an Oklahoma City resident, said.
Trump is expected to arrive in Oklahoma at 4:30 p.m. Friday, and then be escorted from the airport to the state fair park for his speech. He’ll speak at 5:30 p.m. at the Bandshell Stage.
If you want to go, you will have to buy a ticket to the fair to get in; however tickets to see the speech are free.