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.”

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at


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