Judi Swilling, a longtime member and past chairperson for the Claiborne County Republican Party, has been asked to represent presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
“I was contacted by Donald Trump’s campaign a few weeks ago wanting me to be a delegate for him at the National Convention and also to work his event in Knoxville,” Swilling said. “Naturally, I was honored and said yes to both.”
Swilling attended Trump’s event Nov. 16 at the Knoxville Convention Center, which over 10,000 people attended.
“The event was amazing. It was truly an historical event for Knoxville and East Tennessee. The highlight of that night was the pleasure I had in personally meeting with Mr. Trump. I have to say I now know firsthand what a kind, personable and amazing man he really is. If I had not known who he was nor how rich he was I would have thought I was talking to just any other person. He is truly a great man and a very caring man. He was very down to earth,” she said. “We spent about a half an hour together and it was very, very nice. I even got a hug and a kiss on the cheek from him!”
Swilling added that it was definitely a night she will remember forever.
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