FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --Donald Trump was greeted Friday by a large crowd of supporters at the Selland Arena, some waving 'Farmers for Trump' placards.
The signs are a reference to his involvement in the Running Horse Project 2007.
He also spoke about water and women, which fired up the crowd. Trump got a rousing welcome from the crowd, and dove right into his familiar themes, attacking his expected opponent Hillary Clinton.
"Hillary is a disaster folks, she has bad judgement," he proclaimed to the crowd. "If Hillary wins, our country will never be the same."
He continued his speech attacking President Obama, and he repeated his praise for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
"Our president is grossly incompetent," he said. "I respect Putin, he's a strong leader, I can tell you that, unlike what we have. We have a
pathetic leader. We don't even have a leader.
Valley supporters of Trump say they liked what they heard.
"It was very energizing, inspiring," Layton resident Laurie Bissig exclaimed. "It was great to see him in person."
The address was monitored at the local Democratic Party headquarters.
Party chairman Michael Evans was not impressed.
"It was pretty much the same think he has been saying elsewhere," Evans said. "He did throw in a little bit about water pandering to the local folks here on that issue, but it seemed to be just boilerplate Trump."
Trump did add that he was not writing off California, and would try to win the heavily Democratic state in the November election.
"I am going to make a heavy, heavy play," Trump told the crowd. "We are getting massive crowds, I think we can win in California."