Posted: 1:43 pm Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Swinging at both Hillary and Bill Clinton, Donald Trump kicked off a two-day, four stop tour of the key swing state of Florida, urging his supporters to ignore recent polls that have shown him edging ahead in the race for the White House.
“Pretend we’re down!” Trump said with a smile. “The polls have come up, we’re way up in Florida – I shouldn’t say that – because I want you to go vote!”
Trump again repeated his familiar campaign stump speech formula of recent days, criticizing Obamacare, going after Hillary Clinton on her emails and the FBI’s investigation, and also lobbing a few extra shots at former President Bill Clinton to tie things together.
“Haven’t we just been through a lot with the Clintons?” Trump asked to cheers. “Remember when he was impeached for lying?”
“If Hillary Clinton were to be elected, it would create an unprecedented and protracted Constitutional crisis,” Trump said.
RT CNNPolitics: Donald Trump slams Hillary Clinton in Miami: "The work of government would grind to a halt if she … https://t.co/N1kF57vkIj
— Denise E (@denissebria5) November 2, 2016
At his first stop in Miami, Trump took a longer than usual jab at the news media at his first stop in Florida, once more labeling the press some of the “most dishonest people” he has ever dealt with.
“Never before have so many media organizations – old and new – abandoned all pretense of fairness to take sides and try to pick a President,” Trump said.
“There has never been anywhere near the media dishonesty like we’ve seen in this election,” Trump added to cheers.
Trump though went a step further, and repeatedly called out the name, Katy, referring to Katy Tur of NBC, who has covered the Trump campaign.
Trump just called out @KatyTurNBC by name at his Miami rally. "There's something happening…Katy you're not reporting it."
— Rosie Gray (@RosieGray) November 2, 2016
Trump calls out @KatyTurNBC from the stage in the middle of a riff bashing media and now this guy behind me is just endlessly taunting her
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) November 2, 2016
Tur has needed security at Trump events in the past.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.