A day after losing the Republican primary in Wisconsin, Donald Trump spoke to thousands of supporters at a massive rally in Bethpage, Long Island. NY1's Grace Rauh filed the following report.
They came early and waited in the cold on long lines, all hoping to make it inside Donald Trump's rally.
"He has all the right things to say," said one person waiting in line. "I trust him."
Inside, Trump embraced the home-state crowd.
"I love these people. These are my people," Trump said.
About 10,000 people cheered on the Republican front-runner, who delivered up plenty of red meat to a hungry audience.
"We are going to have a strong border," Trump said. "We are going to build the wall. It will be a real wall. A real wall."
He knocked his rival, Ted Cruz, bringing up Cruz's swipe earlier in the campaign against New York values.
"I've got this guy standing over there, looking at me, talking about New York values with scorn in his face, with hatred, with hatred of New York. So folks, I think you can forget about him," Trump said.
Trump is changing his tune when it comes to his other rival, John Kasich. After demanding he pull the plug on his bid, Trump said it is OK if Kasich stays in.
Trump is leading in the race for delegates, but his opponents are trying to prevent him from capturing the 1,237 he needs to win the nomination outright.
Trump, meanwhile, is looking ahead to November.
"I will beat Hillary so badly in the general election," he said. "The one person she doesn't want to run against is Trump. Believe me, it will be fun."
A few protesters were removed from the rally, but overall, the rally appeared to go smoothly.
Trump is hoping to ride a wave of support all the way to a win on primary day here in New York.