RENO, Nevada — Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence told over 400 Nevadans on Wednesday that while Democratic presidential nominee has media, money and special interests, the Trump-Pence team has a secret weapon.
“Hillary may have the media, the money and the special interests on her side, but we’ve got the secret weapon,” said Pence before revealing what that secret weapon was that he spoke of.
“We’ve got a basket of the American people who are ready for change and ready to make America great again.”
— Michelle Moons (@MichelleDiana) October 26, 2016
At an early September fundraiser, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slandered half of Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables,” “irredeemable,” “not America” and a number of other broad slanders. She later attempted to remedy her statement by only stating that she regretted saying “half,” not making clear how many Americans she felt that way about. CNN reported Trump’s response to Clinton’s comments, “For the first time in a long while, her true feelings came out, showing bigotry and hatred for millions of Americans.”
Pence continued speaking to the Reno crowd, “It’s not so much what they’re reporting out there that frustrates you, but it’s what they’re not reporting.”
He referenced veteran journalist Bob Woodward who called the Clinton Foundation “corrupt.” When during an edition of Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Woodward about a new Wikileaks revelation of a “$12 million deal between Hillary Clinton, the foundation, and the king of Morocco,” Woodward called it not only corrupt, but also “a scandal.”
Pence has been repeating a message of “it’s time to come home” at his recent rallies as he speaks to Republicans. He has made the call after speaking of Trump having won independents and some Democrats. Shortly after the next rally in Salt Lake City, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz moved to tweet that he would vote for Trump.
Around 400 people attended the rally that was one of three Pence rallies for the Trump-Pence ticket in three separate states on Wednesday. The next stop in Salt Lake City, Utah brought out 2,300 people, 1,000 of which were lined up outside as there was no room left in the venue. The third stop of the day was Colorado Springs, Colorado where for the third time that day a very enthusiastic crowd greeted the vice presidential candidate with signs, cheers and chants for the Trump-Pence ticket.
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