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Eric Trump speaks for his father to supporters at new west Greeley campaign office

James Redmond
jredmond@mywindsornow.com

Cheering supporters of Donald Trump for president packed into the campaign's new west Greeley office Tuesday morning.

Hardly more than a week after his father spoke to a crowd of more than 10,000 people at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Eric Trump managed to turn out Weld County supporters in force.

Eric Trump, the third eldest child of Donald Trump, spoke to the crowd of more than 160 people standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the small room and overflowing into nearby halls and doorways.

Even as crowds filled the new campaign office, 361 71st Ave. in Greeley, more people stood outside the building watching and listening through open windows.

"It's amazing. I'm so proud of my father," Eric Trump said. "I sometimes feel like he's fighting the entire world. … I promised him I will be at his side every second from now until Nov. 8, and we're going to win, and we're going to take this home and we're going to take back this country."

America faces military, education, employment, energy and debt challenges that Donald Trump wants to fix, he said.

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Throughout the speech, cries of 'thank you,' 'amen' and 'yes' punctuated many of his statements.

Eric Trump congratulated the volunteers on their efforts supporting his father for president and asked to meet whoever had made the most calls for the campaign.

Windsor resident Gloria Belden worked her way through the crowd with a smile on her face. Eric Trump hugged her. She said she felt honored, like she got to stand for all of America in that moment.

Belden eagerly said she'd been a day-one Trump supporter. In recent months, she's helped work the phones and go door-to-door in local neighborhoods.

Even after news about Trump's controversial comments about women in a decade-old leaked tape surfaced, Belden said she didn't lose her faith in Trump.

"Every guy does that," she said. "Every woman does that."

In her mind, modern comedians and entertainers do and say worse things.

"He's a good man," Belden said.

A few feet away, Eric Trump posed for photos with fans and supporters.

"I thought they said women don't like Trump," Eric Trump said with a laugh as a group of women gathered around him for a photo.

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