Trump touts timber industry, has protester removed from Oregon rally

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Donald Trump made it clear in his Eugene rally Friday night that he was reaching out to Republicans in rural Oregon, parts of which are struggling economically.

“Timber is a crucial industry” in parts of Oregon but “it is being hammered by federal regulations,” he told his cheering supporters.

KPTV in Portland reported that the Lane Events Center in Eugene was at capacity Friday night and Eugene’s fire marshal refused to let any more people inside.

In between statements about strengthening the U.S.-Mexico border and bringing more jobs to the United States, Trump took the opportunity to criticize his political opponents.

Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with whom he was engaged in a Twitter feud earlier in the day, “goofy” and a “doofus.” Other targets included Hillary and Bill Clinton and Republicans Jeb Bush and Lindsay Graham.

Trump also took the opportunity to criticize the media at the event, whom he called “horrible” and “dishonest.”

When a protester tried to interrupt his speech, Trump told the individual to, “Get the hell out of here” and “Go home to Mommy” as the crowd chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”

Trump also talked about an increase in the number of Oregonians on food stamps.

Now that Trump’s foes have dropped out of the GOP race, he does not need to worry too much about how he does in Oregon’s May 17 primary. Nonetheless, he urged Oregonians to vote.

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