Donald Trump urged the “victims” of “this corrupt system” to join his campaign and deny Hillary Clinton the presidency during a rally Monday afternoon in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The GOP nominee praised FBI Director James Comey for his announcement Friday revealing that the bureau had reopened its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Commending Comey for having “the guts” to “do the right thing” after letting Clinton off the hook in July, Trump told Americans to hold on to hope and make their voices heard on Election Day.
“The Clinton crime spree ends on Nov. 8. It’s gonna end on Nov. 8. And when we close the chapter on the Clintons, we open a bright new chapter focused on the American people.”
“The Clinton crime spree ends on Nov. 8. It’s gonna end on Nov. 8. And when we close the chapter on the Clintons, we open a bright new chapter focused on the American people,” Trump said. “We are asking for the vote of every American who believes truth and justice — not money and power — should rule the day.”
Although he admitted his previous disappointment with Comey, Trump urged the FBI director to “hang tough” as opposition on all sides grows heavier and more vicious.
“And I have to give the FBI credit. That was so bad what happened originally, and it took guts for Director Comey to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had with them trying to protect her from criminal prosecution,” Trump said. “I really disagreed with him. I was not his fan, but I’ll tell you what, what he did — he brought back his reputation. He brought it back. He’s got to hang tough because there’s a lot of people [that] want him to do the wrong thing. What he did was the right thing.”
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Trump said that although Clinton claims to be the victim here, there are no excuses for her conduct and the corruption she has encouraged to fester throughout the U.S. government.
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“Hillary wants to blame everyone else for her mounting legal troubles, but she has brought all of this on herself,” Trump said. “Hillary is not the victim. The American people are the victims of this corrupt system in every way. And this is your one chance, right now, Nov. 8, to change it.”
The Republican nominee took the time during his rally to remind the people of Michigan of the hardships and frustrations they have endured under an Obama presidency for the past eight years. With the prospect of a potential Clinton presidency looming over the country’s future, Trump warned of Clinton’s intentions to assume the mantle of Obama’s legacy.
“It’s just one disaster after another, one scandal after another, one betrayal after another. To all Americans I say — it is now time for new leadership,” Trump said. “Hillary wants us to think small, wants us to believe things can’t change, and wants our lives to revolve around Washington, D.C. I am asking you to dream big — dream big — to push for bold change and to believe in a movement powered by the people and by their love of our country.”
Saying that the political class in Washington “has betrayed” the people, Trump promised to “end the theft of American prosperity,” should he be elected in eight days.
“Vote with all of your heart. Vote with all of your soul, because this is it,” Trump said. “Show the whole world how much you love Michigan and how much you love America by voting so that we take back our jobs and we rebuild our military and we do so many other things.”