Posted: 4:13 pm Thursday, September 29th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Trying to bring back the magic of his resounding Republican primary victory earlier this year, Donald Trump rallied supporters in New Hampshire today, urging voters to reject Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House in November.
“Hillary Clinton has been a disaster,” Trump said, as he repeated his familiar refrain, arguing that Clinton has little to show for her years in public service.
“She’s been there for 30 years and has never done anything for you or your family,” as he accused Clinton of focusing only on “small and petty distractions” in her campaign.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 29, 2016
Trump appeared in New Hampshire a day after Hillary Clinton had been there for a joint rally with Sen. Bernie Sanders; Trump openly mocked their campaign efforts.
“Very, very small crowd,” Trump said. “Very, very sad.”
“The people of New Hampshire – and everywhere else – don’t care about Bernie anymore,” Trump added.
But while Trump has made gains in a number of swing states, he has not been able to get ahead of Clinton in New Hampshire.
In his speech, Trump also turned some fire on Clinton’s husband, without mentioning former President Bill Clinton’s name.
“And impeachment for lying, impeachment for lying – remember that?” Trump asked at one point, arguing that the Clintons are all about controversy and scandal.
“The American people have had it with years and decades of Clinton corruption and scandal,” Trump said to cheers, as he cast himself as the outsider who would clean things up in D.C.
“The Clintons are the sordid past, we will be the very bright and clean future,” Trump said.
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.