Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, held a rally in Dallas Thursday night after holding a fundraiser earlier in the evening. About 3,000 people were in attendance for the rally at Gilley’s South Side Ballroom, which was held on the one-year anniversary of his presidential campaign launch.
A former Cruz supporter, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, was among those who spoke at the rally. “I endorse the man, Donald Trump. I endorse what he stands for and to make America great again!” Burgess said. Trump did not mention Cruz – who won the Texas primary handily and has yet to endorse Trump.
He referred to the venue’s mechanical bull, though he called it a horse. The original Gilley’s and its bull were featured prominently in the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy.”
“I read about this place,” Trump told the crowd. “Where’s that horse? Hey, you want to hit the papers tomorrow? Let’s get that horse. I’ll ride that horse. The problem is, even if I make it, they’ll say I fell off the horse and it was terrible.”