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Trump in Raleigh: 'It's going to be America first'

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Donald Trump didn't waste any time taking a shot at Hillary Clinton during his stop at Raleigh's Duke Energy Center.

He immediately said the "system is rigged but we're still happy to be together."

Trump stopped in North Carolina the same day President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned in Charlotte. Also Tuesday, the FBI announced it would not recommend charges against Clinton in the email case.

Tuesday's rally was Trump's third in North Carolina since March.

Trump came back to the topic of Clinton and her emails multiple times over the course of his hour-long speech and said, "She should not be allowed to serve as president of the United States."

"Stupidity is not a reason that you're going to be innocent," Trump said. "I don't happen to believe it was stupidity."

While going over primary numbers to the crowd of about 2,250, Trump said "I won North Carolina bigly."

Trump quickly jumped to jobs and trade while touching on the wall he wishes to build on the boarder with Mexico.

"We're losing our jobs. We will stop it so fast, your heads will spin. Remember that," Trump said.

Trump said he will stop anyone from immigrating from Syria, calling radical Islam a problem.

"We can't take anymore chances, folks."

Trump said Clinton wants to increase the number of people coming in from Syria and said it would be the "ultimate Trojan Horse."

Trump called her "weak" and "ineffective."

"Look at her judgement on emails," Trump said. "Who said that? Bernie Sanders."

Trump went back to jobs and said he would make America first again, which was met with chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A!"

After ripping Clinton and Obama's use of Air Force One, he said "Obama has played more golf than people on the PGA tour," Trump said. "ISIS is chopping off heads, drowning people in metal cages ... and he's playing golf."

Trump went on to accuse Clinton of bribing Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a report that said Clinton would consider keeping Lynch if she's elected president.

"It's a bribe!" Trump said.

Trump was referring to a story in The New York Times that quoted "Democrats close to" Clinton saying she may decide to rehire Lynch.

Trump says Lynch may have believed that, if she let Clinton off the hook, she'd have four more years on the job.

Trump says, "It's a disgrace, it's a disgrace!"

The line for Donald Trump's speech in Raleigh Tuesday night started forming at 5:30 a.m.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has attracted thousands of people to his speeches, and there were already 10 people in line before noon Tuesday.

Trump's supporters said they didn't mind the heat and most of the people in line said this isn't their first rally. For one woman, this will be her 10th Trump event.

One woman said she's traveled around the southeast to hear Donald Trump speak.

"I love it. I don't come if I'm not in the front," said Trump supporter Kim Tillman. "I come and see how far the line is, if I don't think i can be in the front I won't come."

And Marie Parett said, "I want to be a plus to him. I want to see his smile, his face, have my book signed and it's a good experience. Everybody should do it."

Around 4:20 p.m., EMS began handing out water to those waiting outside the rally.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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