- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Portland teen who says he was singled out by classmates and teachers for wearing a Donald Trump hat to school attended the Republican presidential nominee’s rally at Merrill Auditorium.

The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2ayG4h8 ) 16-year-old Connor Mullen sat in a row of supporters directly behind Trump as he gave an hour-long speech on Thursday.

Mullen says he was invited to the event by a member of the Maine Republican Party and someone from the Trump campaign arranged for his seats behind the nominee.

Before the rally the teen met Trump, who thanked him for his support and said he wouldn’t forget about him.

Mullen came away impressed by Trump’s speech, which he says showcased the candidate’s more presidential side and not the Donald Trump who riles people up.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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