Never mind that "terrorism," both radical-Islamic and otherwise, had already existed well before then — including the bombing of New York City's World Trade Center in 1993 by al-Qaeda-linked fundamentalists.
The GOP front-runner also circled back to his ebullient position on waterboarding, telling crowds that he would implement the practice, assuring them that it works — despite a Senate report last year saying the torturous technique is actually ineffective.
"Waterboarding is just fine and it works, too, don't kid yourself," Trump said, before adding "we wouldn't have gotten Osama bin Laden without waterboarding" — which is also not necessarily true.
Trump also attacked the state of America's infrastructure and reasoned that until it's fixed, we can't let others into our country.
"We're gonna be so vigilant, we're gonna be so sharp, and we're not letting others in because, you know, we've gotta fix our country. Our country's broken."
There to help him in his quest to "make America great again": members of the Trump family. After weeks of touting her arrival on the trail, wife Melania Trump took the stage and spoke briefly to the crowd. Flanked by Trump's daughter Ivanka, her husband, Jared, as well as daughter Tiffany Trump, son Baron, and Melania's parents, the former super model took the microphone.
"Good evening. Isn't he the best?" she asked the crowd. "He will be the best president ever. We love you."