Clinton in Raleigh: 'I don't recognize the America my opponent talks about'

Posted October 23, 2016

— Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Raleigh Sunday afternoon.

Clinton visited St. Augustine's University, where she encouraged audiences to vote early while discussing the many plans she would pursue if elected in November. Clinton discussed how, as president, she would help to reform the country's social justice system.

At the Raleigh event, the candidate was joined by a group of women whose children died as a result of police actions or gun violence, including Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis; Gwenn Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland; and Maria Hamilton, mother of Dontre Hamilton.

"My son can't vote, but we can," said Carr.

"This is a crossroads election that will impact not just our lives but our futures," said Clinton. "If I am fortunate enough to be your president, I will heal the divides in our country."

Clinton remarked that she was "excited" to see so much positive energy in North Carolina and asked the crowd to elect Roy Cooper as the state's governor.

"He has real plans," she said. "He will create good jobs, protect the environment, support workers' rights and public education, advocate for women's health and Planned Parenthood and repeal HB2."

Clinton also asked the crowd to send Deborah Ross to the U.S. Senate. "I need her to help me break through the gridlock and guarantee equal pay for women's work," she said.

Clinton pledged to offer paid family leave, affordable child care and a three-year moratorium on paying student loans for college graduates before talk turned to opponent Donald Trump.

"I stood next to Donald Trump through three debates for four-and-a-half hours. I think that proves I have the stamina to be president," she said.

Later in her discussion, Clinton criticized Trump's behavior in the third and final presidential debate.

"He did something no other candidate has ever done," she said. "He refused to respect the results of this election. That is a threat to democracy.

"I don't recognize the America Trump talks about," Clinton added. "A peaceful transfer of power is what makes America already great."

Clinton's appearance comes as WikiLeaks continues to release hacked emails from aides.

Clinton is scheduled to make another North Carolina appearance with first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday afternoon in Winston-Salem.


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  • Heriyat Sagdiyev Oct 26, 12:04 a.m.
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    Lesbian b8tch isn't looking very hard. Does not associate with the "deplorables"

  • Mone Richards Oct 25, 3:12 p.m.
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    I'm can't in good conscience vote for either one of these jokers...but, has everyone failed to notice or not care that Mr. Trump has outsourced everything from his clothes to his wife to other countries..."make America great again?" ...just saying...

  • William James Oct 25, 2:57 p.m.
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    I'm a liberal, but I can't bring myself to vote for Hillary. She is pandering to the less educated, she only talks about those topics which have polled positively and she knows for a fact people will like, but I doubt she truly has any intentions of following through on the hard topics. Example, she caved in on universal health care coverage and stated getting paid millions after she sold out. Also, everyone loves the Clintons, I guess no one remembers they were the prime supporters of NAFA that basically eviscerated the working class manufacturing jobs in this and every other southern state.

  • Barney Gravel Oct 25, 12:47 p.m.
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    LOL, the credible news sources are "blowing up," about the increase in premiums on Obamacare. Yet WRAL is running an old news story. I do not recognize the American media I grew up with. Objectivity is a casualty of the 21st century. No wonder Mrs. Bill Clinton does not recognize America. Sometimes it helps to get your mindset beyond the DC beltway. I know Northern Virginia is in a boom economy due to Obama's government activist economy, but the rest of the nation is hurting, Mrs. Clinton. Take off your rose colored, DC glasses, Pollyanna.

  • Jim Smith Oct 24, 3:49 p.m.
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    All I ever hear from people when you bring up the emails that have exposed the corruption of the DNC and Hillary's campaign is "Oh well the Russians this and the Russians that and why don't you care about that?". The answer is I do care about it. It tells me that neither Hillary or the rest of this administration is doing what is necessary to protect cyber security in America and that they also aren't handling docs correctly. Why are classified docs being sent on the internet and not an intranet? Why have there been so many hacks under this administration and why did she use an amateur to setup her server? I love how her followers want to use Russia as a diversion, but the questions are A) Why were the Russians able to hack us in the first place?-incompetence and B) What does it have to do with the content of the email showing wrong doing?

    Nice try, but Hillary, the DNC, and her followers aren't fooling the more intelligent free thinkers in this country, but will it be enough?

  • Jim Smith Oct 24, 3:42 p.m.
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    Trump couldn't hold a candle to Hillary when it comes to demonizing Hillary! In other words, she has done it to herself along with the DNC.

  • Jim Smith Oct 24, 3:40 p.m.
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    HAHAHAHA!!! The corruption from the Clinton campaign and the DNC has been palpable thanks to WikiLeaks and yet Hillary's minions continue to remain delusional about who is really spinning the truth.

  • Vicki Gurry Oct 24, 3:33 p.m.
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    yea, i am pretty offended with the Nasty Woman statement, I can NOT believe he classified Hilary as a WOMAN!!!!

  • Dwain Van Houten Oct 24, 1:21 p.m.
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  • Bill Huntington Oct 24, 12:09 p.m.
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    And I'm sure Hillary's clothing and accessories all come from small Midwest towns..lol
    Probably much like her financing, comes from foreign countries.