McCrory says Trump is the 'outsider' needed to clean up Washington
Posted November 5, 2016
Wilmington, N.C. — Melania Trump is campaigning once again for her husband, this time during a Saturday afternoon rally at the Wilmington International Airport.
Trump told supporters that the U.S. needs a president who will keep the nation safe, lower taxes and bring back jobs.
"I have known this man for 18 years. Donald is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He's strong, determined, bold and decisive," she said, reiterating the campaign slogan by telling voters her husband would make America great again.
When Donald Trump began speaking, he quickly pulled Gov. Pat McCrory on stage, saying he has been "loyal to Trump from day one."
"I want to thank your incredible governor. Get out and vote for him. He's a good man, and he'll do a good job," Donald Trump said.
McCrory called the Trump campaign "the best of America" as he gestured toward the nominee.
"We need an outsider to clean up Washington, D.C., just like we had an outsider to clean up Raleigh," McCrory said.
McCrory's campaign spokesman, Ricky Diaz, said McCrory's "best of America" remark was referring to "the rally and the people at the rally, the people who celebrate the democratic process."
McCrory's Democratic rival, Attorney General Roy Cooper, issued a statement during Donald Trump's remarks about McCrory's appearance with the GOP nominee.
"Gov. McCrory called Donald Trump a 'role model' and is closing his failing campaign by doubling down on his support for someone who brags about sexually assaulting women, attacks a Gold Star family and makes fun of the disabled," Cooper campaign spokesman Jamal Little said.
"North Carolinians deserve better. Instead of advancing a partisan political agenda, Roy Cooper will work to build a better North Carolina."
Donald Trump said he's the candidate for president that will help North Carolina. He told supporters his plans to build up the military will have a direct impact on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro and Fort Bragg.
"We are just three days away from the change you've been waiting for your entire life," he said.
Donald Trump also highlighted his plans to bring jobs back to the U.S. He said he would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
"We're going to create lower taxes on American business. From 35 percent down to 15 percent. It'll start the engine running like you've never seen," he said. "We will massively cut taxes for the middle class."