Biden makes 2 NC stops; Trump stumps in Asheville
Posted September 12, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Donald Trump used the majority of a Monday rally in Asheville to speak out against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton days after she made disparaging remarks about his supporters.
Trump said that Clinton is running a "hate-filled campaign" and looks down on working class people, citing remarks she made last week in which she called half of Trump's supporters "deplorable."
"She talks about people like they're objects, not human beings," Trump said. "Hillary Clinton spoke with hatred in her heart for these working class Americans."
In the roughly 45 minute speech, Trump outlined the steps he plans to take on his first day in office, including terminating all executive orders made by President Barack Obama, repealing and replacing Obamacare, proposing tax cuts and reviewing foreign trade practices.
He said he plans to give veterans the right to seek treatment from private doctors and will work to reduce crime in inner cities, which he compared to war torn countries.
"We will make America safe again. You'll be able to walk down the streets of your inner cities and not get shot," he said.
Toward the end of his speech, the Republican presidential nominee also took a moment to honor Tim Brackeen, a Shelby police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty over the weekend.
"We mourn this terrible loss and we pledge to always stand with our incredible police and law enforcement, " he said.
While Trump visited to western North Carolina to promote his own candidacy, Vice President Joe Biden visited Triangle Monday evening helping a group that backs Democratic candidates for governor like Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Biden is the big-named guest in the Raleigh area at a private fundraiser Monday for the Democratic Governors Association.
The vice president began his visit to the Tar Heel State with a speech at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte where he talked about efforts by President Barack Obama's administration to help businesses and community colleges expand the middle class. Obama and Biden leave office in January.