DALLAS, TX (KTRK) --Donald Trump walked onto the stage in Dallas to "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" for the first of two public rallies in The Lone Star State this week.
He told the 3,500 people on hand he loves Texas and its people. He also expanded on his call for limiting immigration for those from predominantly Muslim nations.
"We have stop people with hate in the their heart from coming into our country," Trump said.
He also slammed the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying she would abolish the second amendment and raise taxes.
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"I am so looking forward to the debate with 'crooked Hillary'," he added.
Trump drew loud cheers when he talked about building a wall and protecting gun rights.
This is his first trip to Texas as the presumptive Republican nominee. He will spend Thursday night in Dallas before heading to Houston on Friday. In Houston, he will attend a fundraiser in River Oaks then travel to The Woodlands for a rally.
Eyewitness News has also confirmed that Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick will attend events with Trump.