By Melissa Garcia

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A rally for Donald Trump in Golden drew thousands of Colorado supporters.

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Trump spoke for close to an hour at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

The Republican presidential candidate promised to make health care affordable, to create jobs, and to restore honesty to the government.

“When we win on Nov. 8, we will drain the swamp,” said Trump to a cheering crowd.

Donald Trump (credit: CBS)

Donald Trump (credit: CBS)

Supporters packed the rodeo arena and expressed optimism for a win in the upcoming presidential election.

Trump was quick to jump on the Affordable Care Act, saying that his opponent, if elected, would double down on a plan that didn’t work.

“Obamacare is a total catastrophe for Colorado,” Trump said. “Doctors are quitting, companies are fleeing, and deductibles are going so high … we will have a plan that is so much better and that is so much less expensive.”

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Trump vowed to put a stop to government corruption, to lower taxes for businesses, and to end illegal immigration.

“I am going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country,” he said.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

A small group of protesters chanted outside of the arena as supporters left once the rally was over.

“This is my neighborhood. (Trump) came into it, and so I felt I needed to stand up,” said one Jefferson County resident, Whitney Mitchell, who held a sign that read, “No Grabbing.”

Ten days before the election, Trump was making a strong push for rally attendees to either vote in person or to mail in their ballots.

After speaking in Golden Saturday, Trump flew to Arizona.

On Sunday, he was scheduled to make three stops along the campaign trail in Las Vegas, Nevada; Greeley, Colorado; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Melissa Garcia has been reporting for CBS4 News since March 2014. Find her bio here, follow her on Twitter @MelissaGarciaTV, or send your story idea to