DES MOINES, Iowa--Donald Trump didn't ride a motorcycle Saturday like several Republican presidential candidates did last year at Iowa Senator Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride fundraiser, but he did draw cheers from those gathered after the ride at the State Fairgrounds.
Trump told them he will secure the borders, something Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will not. "A vote for Trump is a vote to have a nation of laws," Trump said, "A vote for Clinton is a vote for open borders."
He also took the stage with the Council Bluffs family of Sarah Root. Root was a college student in Omaha when authorities say a drunk driver in the country illegally crashed into her vehicle and killed her in January. Authorities arrested the suspect, released him and lost track of him.
There's been recent speculation Trump could soften his hard-line stance on illegal immigration--his campaign delayed an anticipated speech on his policies--but Trump told Iowans he will begin by deporting those who have committed additional crimes in the United States.
"We are going to get rid of them Day 1," Trump pledged," We start Day 1."
Ernst said that her Roast and Ride will raise money for SoldierStrong, a charity that helps provide assistance to injured veterans.