President Trump holds roundtable & rally in Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. (NBC) -- President Trump made his first visit to Minnesota since winning the oval office when he held a rally following a roundtable in Duluth Wednesday night.

The rally was originally set to be held at DECC Arena but was moved to AMSOIL Arena due to high demand.

The Duluth Fire Marshal told a pool reporter the arena holds about 9,000 people and it appeared to be full, with hundreds of people left outside waiting to get in.

Trump encouraged the crowd to get out and vote in November, saying "we need more Republicans."

Trump also addressed the executive order he signed earlier today that will stop the separation of families caught crossing the border illegally.

He says things have to be done with "compassion."

Trump narrowly lost minnesota in 2016 and jokes that he would have won if he had made just one more speech.


DULUTH, Minn. (NBC) -- President Trump hosted a roundtable discussion ahead of a rally in Minnesota Wednesday.

President Trump's roundtable was held in Duluth wednesday evening, which included six representatives from the mining and steel industries as well as two congressmen.

Trump kicked off the event speaking on how close he was to winning the state of Minnesota in the presidential election.

The president then spoke about the economy and immigration, including the executive order he signed to stop the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We have to have strong borders, totally strong, we can't put up with the nonsense, at the same time we're doing it with compassion, and I signed an executive order keeping families together because I think that's probably a very important thing to be doing, and I also think that it's the right thing to do. But, we haven't let up. We're very, very powerful at the border. We're going to need the wall, the wall has to be built, we have to stop the drugs pouring in, we have to stop people from coming in if they're not authorized to come in, if they don't go through the process, you know," said President Trump.

President Trump also said during the roundtable that his administration is going to roll out another form of healthcare in about two weeks.