Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a sweep through Texas on Tuesday, meeting with donors in Fort Worth and Austin. In the capital city, Trump appeared with television host Sean Hannity at the Moody Theater downtown, drawing dozens of anti-Trump protesters dressed as clowns before a fundraising event at the private Headliners Club nearby. His trip culminated in a rally at the Travis County Expo Center where Trump made an appeal to African-American voters, railed against “Crooked Hillary” Clinton and promised, of course, to “make America great again.”
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump holds a campaign rally in Austin, on August 23, 2016.
Patrick MichelsDozens of anti-Trump protesters, many dressed as clowns, gathered to chant and dance outside the W Hotel as Trump made an appearance inside with television host Sean Hannity.
Patrick MichelsA Trump supporter yells at the press table before Donald Trump's arrival at his Austin rally.
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump supporters at the Republican presidential nominee's August 23 rally in Austin.
Patrick MichelsThis Trump-supporting couple dressed as "Bill" and "Hillary" in jail jumpsuits.
Patrick MichelsA woman shows off her "Jesus Wouldn't Vote Trump" shirt shortly before being removed from Donald Trump's rally.
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump hit his usual rhetorical points at his Austin rally in August 2016, calling his Democratic rival "Crooked Hillary."
Patrick MichelsTrump made a play for African-American voters: "To those suffering, I say, 'What do you have to lose in trying Trump? I say this to the African-American community: Give Donald Trump a chance. We will turn it around."
Patrick MichelsA Donald Trump supporter sits in a truck bed outside the Republican nominee's rally in Austin.
Patrick MichelsA crowd at the Travis County Expo Center waits for Donald Trump's arrival.
Patrick MichelsA supporter welcomes Donald Trump to the stage.
Patrick MichelsRudy Giuliani speaks before Donald Trump at his Austin rally, describing the Republican nominee as "a man who speaks directly."
Patrick MichelsMothers whose children were killed by undocumented migrants joined Donald Trump onstage at his Austin rally.
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump supporters await their candidate's arrival at the Travis County Expo Center.
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump supporters welcome their candidate to the stage in Austin.
Patrick MichelsTexas Donald Trump supporters await their candidate's arrival at the Travis County Expo Center.
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump merchandise for sale after his rally in Austin included a bedazzled t-shirt reading "Hot chicks for Donald Trump."
Patrick MichelsDonald Trump holds a campaign rally in Austin on August 23, 2016.