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Slideshow: GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Visits The Oklahoma State Fair

Friday night thousands of supporters turned out at the Oklahoma State Fair for a 40-minute speech by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Oklahoma violinist Kyle Dillingham and 12-year-old Internet sensation Olivia Kay entertained the crowd with the requested Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down To Georgia," and a powerful version of Etta James' "At Last." A rescued bald eagle named Uncle Sam was brought out for the Pledge of Allegiance. Kay then sang the national anthem, and a the PA blasted a three-song medley of ZZ Top's "Sharp-Dressed Man," Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," and finally Luciano Pavarotti's rendition of Puccini's "NessunDorma" from the opera Turnadot. Trump took the stage shortly afterward.

Before the campaign stop, dozens of protesters rallied, held signs, and chanted "dump Trump" at the intersection of NW 10th Street and May Ave. just outside the State Fairgrounds. The demonstration was organized by DREAM Act Oklahoma City in response to Trump's outspoken stance on immigration.

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Brian Hardzinski is from Flower Mound, Texas and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He began his career at KGOU as a student intern, joining KGOU full time in 2009 as Operations and Public Service Announcement Director. He began regularly hosting Morning Edition in 2014, and became the station's first Digital News Editor in 2015-16. Brian’s work at KGOU has been honored by Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters, and local and regional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. Brian enjoys competing in triathlons, distance running, playing tennis, and entertaining his rambunctious Boston Terrier, Bucky.
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