Hillary Clinton issued her second low blow to Donald Trump supporters when she lost her cool over a heckler at a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tuesday night.
The Democratic presidential candidate was chastised for calling Trump supporters “deplorables” a few months ago, and she unleashed another insult when someone shouted, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!” at the rally. Hillary Clinton was visibly rattled by the protester, who was escorted out by security, Bloomberg reports.
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The presidential nominee lashed out at Donald Trump supporters by this time branding them as having a negative vision.
“I am sick and tired of the negative, dark, divisive, dangerous vision and behavior from people who support Donald Trump,” Clinton told the crowd.
Hillary Clinton tells crowd to “stage an intervention” with any Trump supporters they know pic.twitter.com/QeTEocGSZp
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There were about 4,300 people assembled at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale where Clinton was interrupted by the heckler. Thousands of Clinton supporters at the gathering tried shouting over the heckler by chanting, “Hillary! Hillary!”
According to the report, Hillary Clinton was at the end of a long day when she reacted with hostility toward the heckler. She was an hour late getting to the rally when she finally got onstage after 10 p.m. She typically ignores protesters at her rallies, but she snapped when the heckler called her husband a rapist above a roaring crowd.
Clinton caught a lot of heat for calling Trump supporters a basket of deplorables not long ago at a fundraiser, and she cast them as bad people once more in her latest rally in the homestretch to Election Day 2016.
Trump is closing in on the polls, and Clinton is plagued by the email scandal after the FBI announced it would further investigate the case after e-mails were discovered on a laptop belonging to the estranged husband of her top aide, Huma Abedin. Add to that, health insurance premiums are spiking at an alarming rate at the hands of Obamacare, which Clinton supported and plans to keep.
Hillary Clinton has tried to talk down the angry rhetoric that Donald Trump has been feeding his supporters.
“You may be angry about something, but anger is not a plan. Don’t be used. Don’t be exploited,” Clinton said.
It was noted in the report that Clinton was interrupted by some Trump protesters early Tuesday in the outskirts of Tampa, but she ignored them. A larger crowd of more than 100 protesters were chanting “lock her up” and “Trump!” in a parking lot as she spoke at an outdoor event. By the time she got to Fort Lauderdale, she’d had enough of Trump protesters interrupting her speeches.
In a revealing report by The Hill, Clinton urged her supporters to “stage an intervention” with anyone backing Trump. She went further skewering her opponent by highlighting the fact he allegedly hasn’t paid much in federal income taxes. She told her supporters on Tuesday that most of them have paid more in federal taxes than Trump ever has.
“He took everything our great country has to offer. He scooped it up with both hands and then paid nothing to support us,” Hillary Clinton said.
Clinton added that any supporters of Donald Trump need an intervention.
“If you know anybody who’s thinking about voting for Trump, well, first of all, stage an intervention,” she continued.
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It’s not a secret that Clinton loathes the messages Trump is delivering, but she claims she is all about the motto, “When they go low, we go high.” To many people, calling Trump supporters “negative, dark, divisive, and dangerous” might contradict that notion.
There is less than a week to go until the country learns if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next president. Things are changing hour-by-hour in this election. As the pressure mounts, each candidate could continue providing shocking headlines until November 8.
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