DALLAS — Republican front-runner Donald Trump told thousands gathered at the American Airlines Center Monday evening that if elected president he would reduce taxes.
"Corporations are paying far too much, far too much," he said. "Middle-income people are being decimated."
Trump said he would reveal details of his plan "over the next three or so weeks," a plan that was "going to be really pro-growth."
Wearing a blue suit and a red striped tie (but without his trademark "Make America Great Again" baseball cap), Trump paused for photos and autographs before taking the podium at 6:38 p.m. CT.
"Wow! Wow! Amazing, amazing," he said to the crowd estimated at 17,000. "Do you notice what's missing tonight? Teleprompters. We don't want Teleprompters."
The lower level of the arena was packed, but there were some empty seats in the upper levels, even though Ticketmaster distributed some 20,000 free tickets, which were snatched up days ago.
Outside the arena hundreds of protesters critical of Trump's immigration stance marched from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe to the arena.