GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With the North Carolina primary elections just over a week away, presidential hopefuls are now turning their eyes to voters in the state.
On Monday, both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, who was campaigning for his wife Hillary, made stops in North Carolina.
Trump spoke in front of yet another large crowd in Concord, appealing to his ties in the state.
“You know I have a lot of property here. I love North Carolina,” Trump said.
Much like at other stops, Trump was also greeted by protesters multiple times throughout his speech. But instead of just telling them to get out, he had something else to say.
“Go home to mommy. Go home. Bye. Go home to mommy,” he said.
But with the GOP race to the White House still up in the air, Trump also took time to attack his opponents. He called both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio liars. He also questioned Rubio’s resume.
“This guy is such a scoundrel,” Trump said. “You look at his past with his credit cards, you look at the driveway that he built with funds that don’t belong to him.”
In Raleigh, former President Bill Clinton made a stop for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Among the things he addressed was the need to create more jobs and build a strong economy.
“We have to get more jobs and high incomes,” he said. “The best ways to get more jobs is to make a major commitment to being the world’s clean energy super power and to modernize energy structure.”
For North Carolina voters, the presidential race continues to be polarizing. Many said the idea of a Trump presidency scared them. Francine Highsmith, who took advantage of early voting, said she doesn’t understand him.
“I think as a business man he’s been astute,” Highsmith said. “And as a business man he should go to the business arena and simply stay there.”
Both Trump and Clinton lead the polls in North Carolina. However, over the past few months, Clinton’s lead over opponent, Bernie Sanders, has decreased dramatically.
North Carolinians head to the poll on March 15.