McCrory says Trump is the 'outsider' needed to clean up Washington

Posted November 5, 2016

— 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."


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  • Sheila Moore Nov 8, 2016
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    Republicans are vowing that, after this election, they will spend their time continuing to find ways to ruin Hillary Clinton. Don't they have better things to do? Like, I don't know, manage the country? If Hillary gets indicted, impeached, tried and convicted not one thing will change for the better for this country. We need Republicans to focus on the people and their needs, not their continual tilting at a windmill named Hillary.

  • Tom Waring Nov 7, 2016
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    So by McCrory's logic, I guess he supports Ross over Burr. Interesting.

  • Mike Smith Nov 7, 2016
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    In case you were wondering Trump has vowed to increase the national debt more than Clinton.

    He can't stand to be second in anything.

  • Mike Smith Nov 7, 2016
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    As if you needed another reason to vote against McCrory.

  • New Holland Nov 7, 2016
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    i won't argue that Washington needs some cleaning up, but you don't do that from the top, it starts by getting new people and not lifetimers in the House and Senate. One of the things Trump has said that i've been saying for years is Term Limits for Congress, we don't need professional politicians. 8 years like the president is enough. That way they'll be more likely to vote for the country instead of their pockets or re election.
    But Trump has missed his opportunity to push his agenda and has turned to being the school Bully, and that does no one any good.

  • Samuel Tyler Nov 7, 2016
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    He is exactly right. Washington needs to be purged. As many laws Hillary broke and no indictment something needs to be done. It's a shame Wiki Leaks has to do the job the Federal Government and President are getting paid to do. If she and her staff did NOTHING wrong, why did 5 people get immunity? If the IRS nothing wrong why did they plead the 5th? Why did Hillary invite a majority of the media staff to a party? Why did the Clinton Foundation take in millions from foreign donors while she was SoS? It's a clear violation of the law. Sickening.

  • Sam Nada Nov 6, 2016
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    I'm utterly mystified by comments like this. The irrationality and fantastical wishful thinking involved in imagining Trump would somehow fix the national debt is incomprehensible. What in his background or campaign statements would give anyone even the slightest confidence that he has the foggiest idea of how to solve our debt issue? Read these perspectives from business conservative sources, and see if you still believe Trump is the answer.






  • Rod Runner Nov 6, 2016
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    Your point? None of those 3 are in positions of power. Why compare apples to oranges? Weak comeback.

  • Norman Lewis Nov 6, 2016
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    Career politicians have run the great United States into a 14 TRILLION dollar National Debt, we borrow approximately $1 BILLION dollars a day to fund out of control programs and the Democrats want more of the same? No thank you. There is no perfect human being on Earth today but I don't believe even with his character issues, that Donald Trump could do any worse for the US than the generations of Democratic party controlled governments have done to ruin our finances and standing in the world.

  • Lance Boyle Nov 6, 2016
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    McCrory is the most dangerous of the delusiional. The man comes on TV with a tear in his eye about men maybe going in a female bathroom yet supporting the very man that totally admits doing it. Incomprehensible for most of us. McCrory, sir, you should resign immediately and seek mental heath professionals.