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Donald Trump fans, protesters trade barbs ahead of Sacramento rally

Donald Trump takes on "Crooked Hillary"

Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" when speaking to the National Rifle Association's Leadership forum in Louisville, Ky on Friday, May 20. Top NRA executives officially endorsed him for president at this annual convention.
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Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" when speaking to the National Rifle Association's Leadership forum in Louisville, Ky on Friday, May 20. Top NRA executives officially endorsed him for president at this annual convention.

A long line of Donald Trump supporters traded barbs with protesters as they gathered for a Trump rally on Wednesday inside a sweltering hangar at Sacramento International Jet Center.

The rally, which slowed northbound traffic on Interstate 5, was expected to draw about 5,000 people.

Amid stands of memorabilia and a giant inflatable red Trump hat outside the airport hangar, a band of protesters worked a line of Trump supporters waiting to get into the rally, comparing Trump to Hitler.

A man in a firefighter shirt followed the protesters as they walked, shouting in the 97-degree heat that he served in Vietnam.

In response to chants of “Burn the wall!” and “Trump is a fascist!” a Trump supported yelled, “Take a shower!”

Jeremy B. White: 916-326-5543, @CapitolAlert

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