Saturday, October 22, 2016

VIDEO: Rally & Press Conference with Hillary & Tim in Pittsburgh

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine campaigned Saturday at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Before addressing the crowd, the pair was welcomed to the stage by Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney and his wife.

“All of you know I have a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh,” Clinton said.

She went on to talk about the economy, investing in the middle class, college tuition, the rising costs of prescription drugs and working with allies. But she also urged Pennsylvanians to get out and vote, and criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump said he won't respect the results of the election. He is threatening our democracy,” Clinton said.

Making what's become her closing pitch in Pittsburgh, Clinton stressed unity and asked her backers to carry her message to any Trump supporters they meet.

“I understand that they need a president who cares about them, will listen to them and I want to be their president,” she said.

Clinton said “anger is not a plan,” in a nod to the frustrations of many who have swung behind Trump. She said she would deal with their “legitimate concerns” as president.

As Election Day nears, Clinton is also focusing on getting Democrats elected to Congress. She went after GOP Sen. Pat Toomey, saying he has refused to “stand up” to Trump as she touted his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty.

That last part is key: Just as we saw with President Obama in Miami, Clinton is turning more of her attention to getting more Democrats into Congress. In other words, going for the blue wave!

After the rally, Hillary and Tim also had a press conference aboard Hill Force One. Watch the full rally above and the press conference below (and note that CNN cut into a Trump rally to air it!).

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