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Voices from Donald Trump's Everett rally

Boeing worker Michael McNeil waits in line Tuesday afternoon to get into Everett's Xfinity Arena to hear Donald Trump speak.
Boeing worker Michael McNeil waits in line Tuesday afternoon to get into Everett's Xfinity Arena to hear Donald Trump speak.

Fans of Donald Trump lined up by the thousands to hear him speak at a rally Tuesday evening in Everett.

They were met by protesters who said his policies would be bad for Boeing, minorities, women and the country in general.

This was Trump's second appearance in Washington state. He spoke at a rally in Lynden back in May after wrapping up the Republican nomination for president.

Here are some of the voices, for and against Trump, from outside Xfinity Arena on Tuesday.

Christina Oman of Milton showed up at 5:45 a.m. to line up for the speech -- not scheduled until more than 12 hours later.

She called Trump a true patriot and said this was a special opportunity:

As the line snaked along the sidewalk, vendors hawked Trump paraphernalia from tables. James Buckholtz ran a table near the front of the line. He said he's apolitical, and sells merchandise at rallies for every party and every candidate.

Buckholtz said this year, Trump fans showed a willingness to spend the most on merch, followed by Hillary supporters, followed by Bernie supporters. He didn't say anything about merchandise for the Green Party's Jill Stein or the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson.

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Raymond Miller of Marysville is a retired veteran and former Democratic Party official. He supports Hillary Clinton. He says America can't go back to the bad old days:
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