RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – People who didn’t make inside the Santa Ana Star Center for President Trump’s rally listened from outside the arena.

From the supporters perspective, they were just happy to be within a shouting distance of President Trump, and really cheered when he praised New Mexico and emphasized how much he wants to win back the state in 2020. “You’re doing better than any other state. How do I lose New Mexico? Explain that to me,” President Trump said.

The crowds were out all day to hear President Trump speak. They cheered when he talked about protecting second amendment rights, the state’s economic boom driven by the oil industry, and job growth.

The cheers were even louder when he mentioned building a border wall, but not everyone was on board.

“I think people should come in the right way, but I don’t think they should have a wall for that,” an attendee said.

“I think we do need a wall. I think people are infiltrating, showing up and coming here, and it’s out of control,” another attendee said.

The president also boasted about his love for New Mexico, especially because of our state’s diversity. People outside left early to beat the crowds, but also to beat the rain.