Clinton Rallies Florida Voters: 'I Want To Be The President For Everybody'

Andrew Harnik

As her supporters braved rainy conditions in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Hillary Clinton delivered an abbreviated version of her stump speech Saturday that pivoted from her usual criticisms of Donald Trump to an inclusive message.

"I want to be the president for everybody, everybody who agrees with me, people don't agree with me, people who vote for me, people who don't vote for me," she said, in what was the climax of her roughly seven-and-a-half minute speech. "So let's get out. Let's vote for the future!"

The wet Florida rally was Clinton's only public event Saturday, though her top surrogates were blanketing key states. Trump was scheduled to speak at four rallies Saturday, in Florida, North Carolina, Nevada and Colorado.

Clinton boasted at the rally in Florida, where early voting has been under way for days, that her campaign is "seeing tremendous momentum." She reiterated a stump speech joke that her stamina to be president should not be questioned after she spent four and a half hours debating Trump.

"He kept saying things like, 'Well, what have you done for 30 years?' and I am thinking to myself, 'Donald, you don't want to go there,'" she said. "I would have been happy to spend all four and half hours talking about what I did compared to what he's done for the last 30 years."

She listed off career accomplishments like the children's health insurance legislation that she was involved in as first lady, the first responders' health care bill she helped pass as U.S. senator after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and her work while Secretary of State.

"I have spent my career fighting for kids and families and if you elect me that's what I'll keep doing," she said.

She also referenced the concert her campaign hosted Friday night in Cleveland, which featured performances by Beyonce and Jay-Z.

"My favorite part was, Beyonce had her backup singers and dancers in pantsuits," she said.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.
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