CLEVELAND (CN) - Not worried after concerns of violence stymied a Donald Trump rally in Chicago the night before, thousands of voters turned out in Ohio on Saturday to hear the Republican front-runner chant about building a wall on the Mexican border and repealing Obamacare.
True to form, Trump made the grandiose promises in the same breath about the "great deals" he has planned for the United States.
"We're going to stop being the stupid country, because that's what people think of us," Trump told the crowd at the IX Center, short for International Exposition.
Panning President Barack Obama's health care law as "a disaster," Trump had the crowd shouting in unison as he promised to strengthen the southern border.
"We are going to have a wall, we're going to have a wall," Trump intoned. "A real wall, folks, a real wall. And who's going to pay for the wall?"
"You better believe it," Trump said. "They're paying!"
Condemning the cancellation of his Friday event at the University of Illinois, Trump showcased the oratory acrobatics he's been fine-tuning for months, such as when he demanded an apology from the disabled reporter whom he mocked with a crude impersonation.
Though Trump has been widely criticized for inciting his supporters to violence at past rallies and for obstructing the press, the real estate mogul said protesters set on violating his First Amendment rights are to blame for the frenzy on Friday.
"Troublemakers" and "Bernie people," as he called them, tried to interrupt Saturday's rally as well. Each outburst prompted Trump to chant "get 'em out of here" while security forcibly removed the critics.
Seizing on a protester at one point in the rally, several Trump supporters grabbed a "Trump Makes America Racist Again" sign out of the hands of a middle-aged, white man.
As news cameras tried to film the pushing and shoving that ensued, Trump supporters nearby jockeyed with their "Trump: Make America Great Again" signs to block the scene.
One voter at the rally complained about detractors interfering with Trump's events ahead of the primaries Tuesday in Ohio, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina and Missouri.
"If they come to a rally that is for a specific candidate, you should be for that candidate," said Christine Stoll, a nurse practitioner from Westlake, Ohio.
Offering debates as a better venue for protesters to voice concerns, Stoll said rally audiences deserve something akin to the ban on electioneering at poll sites.
"It's so that people can have and enjoy and respect their own conscience when they're voting," Stoll said. "So if I'm going to a rally for Trump, I don't want to hear anybody else. If I go for a debate between people, I want to hear both sides."
Polls indicate that GOP race in Ohio will be a tight one between the brash billionaire and the Buckeye State's governor, but Trump voiced little concern.
Listing states where Gov. John Kasich campaigned heavily, Trump boasted that he won New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan "in a landslide."