PLYMOUTH, N.H. (TheBlaze/AP) — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump appeared a little off his game Sunday, holding a rally that many in the audience decided to leave early.
Trump's rally at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, seemed to fall flat with many of the students and undecided voters in the crowd.
Forty-five minutes into his speech, a steady stream of attendees were seen leaving as Trump railed against U.S. trade policy.
Dave Ross of Seattle's KIRO-FM also noted a "steady stream of people leaving":
#TrumpRally Now over an hour, steady stream of people leaving. Colleen going out to talk with them. He's going on about Iran deal now...— Dave Ross (@thedaveross) February 7, 2016
Definitely not typical rally. No warmup, no Rah Rah. There actually seemed to be more energy at the Bush town hall yesterday, strangely.— Dave Ross (@thedaveross)February 7, 2016
#TrumpRally. Back part of crowd clearing. He's still going. Colleen says Trump person saw her asking questions;sent her back to press area!— Dave Ross (@thedaveross) February 7, 2016
Katie Tur of NBC News noticed as well:
"BORING!!!" Two women yell while Trump talks about US Trade with Japan.— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 7, 2016
This is a meandering speech. Trump keeps leaving and going back to topics. Folks are starting to leave.— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 7, 2016
A few ppl walking out say they're voting for Trump. But I'm getting a lot of eye rolls and 'he makes no sense'.— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 7, 2016
Devin-Jean McCormack is an independent voter and graduate student torn between Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. She called Trump's speech scattered. Her mother, Louise McCormack, agreed, but the professor at the college says she is leaning toward voting for Trump.
The billionaire businessman began his day with a stop at a Manchester restaurant. He spent less than five minutes greeting diners before sitting down for his own breakfast.