Donald Trump scored with a massive rally Tuesday night in Melbourne, Florida before more than 10,000 enthusiastic fans.
Defying cable news pundits who are still going on about his supposed stalemate in Monday’s debate against Hillary Clinton, Trump delivered arguably his greatest speech ever. He made clear exactly what is at stake on November 8th.
“We have 41 days to make our country great again,” Trump said. “You have one magnificent chance and in our opinion our last chance.”
Trump railed against the special interests propping up this country — the ones who all go to the same restaurants and conferences — and vowed that we will once again have a government of, by, and for the people.
“Have you ever seen a greater embarrassment to our country? The people getting rich off the rigged system, and they don’t want it to change, are throwing money at Hillary Clinton,” he said. “She’s an insider fighting only for her donors.”
“They nod along when Hillary slanders you and calls you deplorable and irredeemable. What she doesn’t understand is you’re the greatest people on Earth…You’re smart, you’re sharp. You really want one thing. You want to Make America Great Again.”
Trump took a sideways shot at debate moderator Lester Holt, whom he called “the emcee” who was arguing with him about stop-and-frisk and “taking up a lot of time.” He also spoke about his trip to Little Havana and asked if there were any Cubans in the house, with a beautiful woman behind him standing up and cheering.
When he said that black and Hispanic citizens are entitled to the same protection as every other American, a shout rang out: “That’s right!”
“Thousands and thousands of people are being shot,” Trump said. “We have to help them. It’s unacceptable. 6,000 African-Americans are victims…Nine more people were shot in Chicago yesterday. Yesterday!”
“I will never back down! I will never back down from trying to save American lives! Never! I will never back down from fighting to rebuild our inner cities. How much more violence must there be on our streets until Hillary Clinton drops her scripted lines!”
“We’re going to get rid of that crooked woman!”
“I want to go into the forgotten neighborhoods, the failing schools…and unlock their potential for the American people.”
“We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. Okay?” he said, promising that once more we will have a country with “one people under one God saluting one American flag.”
Chants of “USA! USA! USA!” filled the Florida night.