Tuesday night at a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hillary Clinton continued her personal attacks on Donald Trump in an effort to secure the state’s 29 electoral votes.
Clinton hosted a rally at Delevoe Memorial Park in the predominantly African-American northwest part of Fort Lauderdale, which was her second visit to the neighborhood this week. On Sunday, Clinton made an appearance at New Mount Olive Baptist Church and at Betty’s soul food restaurant in the same neighborhood, Breitbart reported.
Right away, she took a shot at Trump after a heckler in the crowd shouted “Bill Clinton is a rapist.”
“I get sometimes a little overwhelmed by the fact that I love this country,” Clinton declared. “I think we already are great. I think we could be greater, and, you know, I am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision and behavior of people who support Donald Trump. It is time for us to say, ‘No, we are not going backwards. We are going forward into a brighter future.’ So how do we do that? For the next seven days, we focus on what is important, do not get distracted or diverted – focus on the kind of country and world that we want to help create.”
Pro-Trump heckler escorted out of Hillary rally by police. Goes out shouting "Trump 2016" pic.twitter.com/d3GQjSFHHz
— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) November 2, 2016
Clinton rattled off her list of policy positions, which included pay equality, climate change, same-sex marriage, the war on terror, gun control, college debt, health care and taxes.
Then she urged supporters to stage an “intervention” if they knew someone who was going to vote Trump.
“I want you to do me another favor, if you know anybody who says they are thinking of voting for Trump, I want you to stage an intervention,” Clinton said. “And I want you to talk to this person because unless they are a billionaire [the Clinton’s are millionaires] who avoided paying taxes [the Clinton’s used the same tax scheme as Trump did] for 20 years and lost a billion dollars running casinos, [Hillary misplaced $6 billion while secretary of State] they do not have anything to gain from Donald Trump. In fact, they do have so much to lose. Every single issue we care about may not be actually listed on the ballot but make no mistake, it is on there. And talk to your friend or coworker and say, ‘You know, really, you may be angry about something that anger is not a plan. Don’t be used. Don’t be exploited. Stand up for what we can do together.’ Because that is what this election comes down to. It is about our future. It is about who we are as a country.’
On the top of Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine’s campaign message is telling people to vote early, no doubt worried that more Wikileak releases will further influence voter’s minds in favor of Trump.
It was on display again on Wednesday as the venue for the rally was next to an early voting center and giant “Vote Early” letters were placed above a riser behind her podium.
Clinton’s three-stop swing in Florida is on the eve of a four-stop swing for Trump, who has events scheduled in Miami, Orlando and Pensacola on Wednesday and Jacksonville on Thursday.