Donald Trump said "I walk in the street" at 0.51 Source

Shouldn't it be "I walk on the street"? Is this an error?

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    There is no need for the preposition on in the line of text I quoted. – CowperKettle Dec 13 '15 at 14:36
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    @CopperKettle, so "watch somebody/something doing something": to look at somebody/something for a time, paying attention to what happens (oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/…)? Got it – Tom Dec 13 '15 at 15:31
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    @CopperKettle, I think it should be "watch them up there walking on the street", why there is no "on" in his sentence – Tom Dec 13 '15 at 15:35
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    You can "walk the street" with no preposition. – CowperKettle Dec 13 '15 at 15:39
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    @Tom: Trump's -ing does not sound like "in". The quality of the vowel in his suffix changes significantly in anticipation of the -ng, and the [ŋg] is quite audible. The phrase "walking the streets" is a perfectly idiomatic variant, as CopperKettle says. Here it refers to the other candidates being out among the crowds, soliciting votes. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Dec 13 '15 at 15:52

Maybe this will help:

...walk on the street..

Would be interpreted by a native speaker as literally on top of the the surface of the street.

The in in Trump's quote is a colloquialism particularly used with walking :

...walk in the street...

referring to the street and its environment. What Trump is saying is that he has seen and experienced what the average person sees and experiences. That he is in touch with the public since given his status and wealth, one might not expect him to do this. He might have said:

I walk the streets

but this would have a slightly different meaning.

This should not be confused with:

They found her doll in the street.

which means the doll was found within the boundaries of the street.

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