Rain forced Hillary Clinton to cut short what might have been her final Florida appearance before Tuesday’s election.So it turns out that the final image Florida will see of Hillary before election day is her laughing joyously in the rain. I like it! Certainly memorable.
Clinton spoke for about seven minutes at an afternoon rally in a park before the downpour led her to wrap up her remarks. No other Clinton appearances have been announced for Florida, where polls show a tight race between Clinton and Donald Trump for the state’s 29 electoral votes.
“Boy, is this a hardy group,” said Clinton from a covered stage as what was at first a light rain fell on perhaps several hundred of her supporters.
She scoffed at Trump’s effort to cast her as a symbol of the status quo and himself as a change agent.
“He kept saying things (during the three presidential debates) like ‘Well, what have you done for 30 years?’ and I’m thinking to myself, ‘Donald, you don’t want to go there,’ ” Clinton said. “I would have been happy to spend all four and a half hours talking about what I did compared to what he’s done for the last 30 years.”
As the rain picked up, Clinton congratulated the crowd again on being “a hardy bunch to stand out here in the rain. I don’t think I need to tell you all of the wrong things about Donald Trump. But here’s what I want you to remember. I want to be the president for everybody, everybody who agrees with me, people who don’t agree with me, people who vote for me, people who don’t vote for me.”
As the crowd chanted “Hillary! Hillary!” and the rain increased, Clinton urged the crowd to “vote for the future” and said “God bless you!” before exiting the stage.
Watch the whole (very short) speech above.