NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s rally Saturday in Dallas was the most attended of his career, and was likely the most sold out, with hundreds of thousands of people turning out to support the presumptive Republican nominee.
Trump’s rally, billed as the “largest in Texas history,” drew more than a million people in downtown Dallas, where the former reality TV star made an appearance before a crowd of about 2,000.
It was the second-largest rally of any presidential candidate in Texas, behind Trump’s 2016 victory in New York, where Trump drew 1.3 million.
“We are going to get this done,” Trump said to a standing ovation from the audience.
The rally was part of the final week of the Republican National Convention, and the event was designed to be a “show of unity” between Trump and the party.
“The Texas convention is coming to an end.
This will be the biggest show of unity I have ever seen,” he said.
“Our party is not going to be defeated by some third-party candidate, and I don’t see a way out of this.”
Trump said he was grateful for the outpouring of support from people from all walks of life, saying they were the “people of Texas.”
“This is a very important time for Texas and I thank the people of Texas for their love and support,” he added.
The rally drew large crowds for Trump’s first rally since he announced his presidential bid.
He had more than 5 million fans on Facebook, and drew about 1.5 million on Twitter.
He held a small rally in San Antonio at the end of July, but the city was in a lockdown after a shooting there in June left nine dead.