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President Trump gets warm welcome at Odessa luncheon

Downtown Odessa welcomed President Trump with lots of cheering, car honking and MAGA flag-waving on Wednesday.

ODESSA, Texas — Downtown Odessa welcomed President Trump with lots of cheering, car honking and MAGA flag-waving Wednesday.

People from near, like Midland, and far, like Phoenix, AZ, flew in for Trump's campaign luncheon.

While tickets came at a steep price, folks young and old thought it was well worth it.

"It was perfect, perfect, perfect" Clary Jo, whose grandma took her to the event, said.

Attendees got some food out of it, too.

"We were going to support him either way so this way we get food," Edward Barcena, luncheon attendee, said.

What was on the menu?

"We had steak and potatoes, a good West Texas meal," Courtney Allen, luncheon attendee said. 

But the most important thing on the menu was not food, it was Trump reassuring Texans that he backs the oil and gas industry.

"The whole country doesn't realize how important oil and gas is and so it's important he's out here,"  Barcena said.

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"To be quite honest he's the only politician that says what he is actually going to do and we believe in that out here in West Texas," Mark Waters, luncheon attendee said. 

People from the luncheon left with quite a bunch of SWAG (stuff we all get), from hats, to yard signs and stickers.

But most of all, they left with an energy that the Trump campaign hopes can win him another four years.

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