Donald Trump addressed a packed house at a rally in Bedford, New Hampshire Thursday afternoon where he blasted Hillary Clinton, whom he said is “there for only one reason: to protect her donors and take their money.”
“Hillary Clinton is an insider fighting only for herself and her donors. I’m an outsider fighting for you,” Trump said, contrasting himself with his rival for the presidency.
“Follow the money,” he continued, hitting on a theme that has been central to his criticism of Clinton.
“The large corporations who support terrible trade deals… they’re donating to Hillary Clinton. It’s called follow the money,” Trump continued.
“The special interests who want open borders are donating to Hillary Clinton. Just follow the money,” he added.
Trump also criticized Clinton for the contempt she shows average, everyday Americans.
“Hillary Clinton slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable. You don’t look deplorable, irredeemable to me,” Trump told the cheering crowd.
“You look like hard working patriots,” he added.
Trump also poked fun at the sparse crowd Hillary attracted in the state on Wednesday.
“Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had very few people at their rally [here in New Hampshire] yesterday. That’s because they don’t like Hillary, and Bernie sold out to the devil,” Trump said.
“The deal he made with Hillary is not the right thing,” he added. “We’re going to have a lot of Bernie’s people supporting our campaign, especially because of our position on trade.
Trump promised that, as president, he will lower taxes, cut regulations, repeal and replace Obamacare, bring back our manufacturing jobs, save the Second Amendment, keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the country, and appoint Supreme Court justices who will support and defend the Constitution.
He also made a special promise to the voters of New Hampshire.
“This is where I had my first victory,” Trump said, paying tribute to the Granite State for the role it played in helping him secure the Republican nomination for president.
He noted that he was surprised in one of his early trips to the states that his local friends and supporters told him “the biggest single problem they have up here is heroin.”
If elected, Trump promises to fix that problem.
“If I win, we’re going to build that wall and we’re going to stop that heroin from pouring in, we’re going to stop the poison from pouring in and destroying our youth,” he said.
“We’re going to work very hard together over the next 40 days. We’re going to win this state, we’re going to win the White House, and we’re going to make America great again,” he added.
The Manhattan billionaire then returned to attacking Hillary Clinton.
“We’re going to end the Clinton corruption,” he added, to raucous cheers from the crowd.
“She put the office of Secretary of State up for sale,” he said. If she ever got the Oval office, Trump noted, “she would put that up for sale, too.”
“The American people have had it with years and decades of Clinton corruption and scandals,” he said:
They’re tired of the lies, the trivial politics.
The Clintons are the sordid past. We will be the very bright and clean future.
The Clinton campaign focuses only on small and petty distraction.
Trump continued his outreach to African-Americans and Hispanic voters.
“Hillary Clinton has been a disaster, especially for the African-American communities. They know that they are just being used by her and her campaign,” he said.
“Same thing goes for Hispanic voters. They’re tired of being used,” he added.
“America will be back. Bigger and better and stronger than ever before,” Trump promised.
Former Senator Bob Smith and former Governor and George H.W. Bush chief of staff John Sununu, who recently endorsed Trump, warmed up the local crowd before the GOP nominee’s arrival. Sununu’s son, Chris Sununu, is the Republican nominee for Governor.