Trump tells supporters at Cincinnati rally that it's time to "take back the country"

10/14/2016 08:59 AM

CINCINNATI – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a crowd, estimated by the campaign to number 21,000 people in Cincinnati on Thursday night that it’s time to “take back our country”.

Trump’s speech featured a number of familiar themes including having Mexico pay for a wall on the southern border, repealing Obamacare, offering tax cuts for the middle class and having businesses pay a 35 percent tax penalty for moving factory jobs to foreign countries.

He also took shots at the growing number of Republicans, including some former presidential candidates, including Ohio governor John Kasich, for not endorsing his run for president.

“Some people didn’t honor the pledge (to endorse) Donald Trump when we ran for the Republican nomination,” Trump said. “I would have honored the pledge, but some people lost so badly, they’ll never forget it so, I guess, they couldn’t handle it.”

Trump also used the rally to rail against the national media saying that his campaign is, in fact, gaining momentum.

“I’m asking all Americans, Republican, Independents, and even Democrats, to join us in our campaign and that’s what’s happening,” Trump said. “We have yards (signs) all over Ohio, and lots of other states.”

Trump once again promised to hire a special prosecutor to look at Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State, saying that she should be “locked up.”

“If I win, I’m going to ask my Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to look into her crimes because what she did was a disgrace to the United States of America,”
Trump said.

Trump did not address the latest New York Times story that included interviews with two women who said that Trump inappropriately touched them more than three decades ago.

In concluding his 45 minute speech, Trump emphasized that his campaign is historic.

“We’re going to make history together,” Trump said. “You’re going to look back at this election, and say this is by far, the most important vote that you’ve ever cast for anyone at any time, because that is when our country starting turning around and being great again.”

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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