‘Fight for the country you want,’ Trump tells Greensboro crowd

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – Donald Trump was back in North Carolina Friday for two stops.

The Republican presidential nominee stopped in Greensboro and Charlotte.

The campaign stops comes at a time when Trump is under the microscope for past comments about women as well as allegations of sexual assault.

Something Trump strongly denies.

“It’s a phony deal. I have no idea who these women are. I have no idea,” Trump told the crowd at Greensboro’s White Oak Amphitheatre.

Trump said his advisers told him to avoid talking about the allegations that are surfacing in recent days.

Several women claim Trump groped them against their will.

Trump told the Greensboro crowd he did not want to be silent about it.

“When you get hit, you hit back,” he said.

Trump also frequently criticized the media, saying they are focusing so much attention on the allegations and not focusing on Hillary Clinton.

A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump grabs a demonstrator during a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump grabs a demonstrator during a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

“It also comes at a time as Wikileaks unveils horrible, horrible things about Hillary Clinton. But they’d rather talk about this.”

On several occasions, demonstrators were escorted out of the rally.

At one point, there was an altercation in the crowd.

Trump also spoke about the key points of his campaign – immigration and renegotiating trade deals.

And he had a message for North Carolinians.

“To beat the system, you have to pound the pavement, get your friends and co-workers out, organize your neighbors and fight for the country you want,” Trump said.

Greensboro police said there were no plans to charge anyone involved in the altercation that occurred during the rally.

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