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Trump doing best to ‘confuse, mislead, discourage’: Clinton

Monday, Oct 31, 2016,16:08 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Washington | Hillary Clinton has alleged that Donald Trump was doing his best to “confuse, mislead and discourage” Americans as the Democratic presidential nominee said she will not stop in her fight for families and underdogs.

“Donald Trump is doing his best to confuse, mislead and discourage the American people. I mean he is such a downer. And it is time for him to stop fear- mongering and stop distracting from what is really at stake and frankly stop disgracing democracy. We can’t let them get away with this,” Clinton told an election rally of gay and lesbian supporters in Florida.

Clinton said Americans are coming together to reject Trump’s “dark and divisive vision” of the country.

While she made no direct mention of the FBI’s decision to reopen its emails probe that is looming large over the presidential election, Clinton told supporters not to be distracted.

At the same time, she asked her supporters not to take anything for granted.

“We cannot take anyone or anything for granted. I want you to know, I am focused on one thing, You. Your life, your future.There is lot of noise, distraction. It really comes down to what kind of future we want. And who as the president can get that.

“We got a choice between a president who will bring us together, keep our country safe and economy working for everyone and not just working at the top or someone who is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified for the job,” the 69-year-old former secretary of state said.

“I have been fighting for families and underdogs my entire life. I am not stopping now,” she said, adding that her mother told her “never ever quit”.

“We are just getting warmed up. We’re not going to be distracted, no matter what our opponents throw at us. We are not going to be knocked off, of course. We know how much this election matters and we know how many people are counting on us,” a combative Clinton said amidst applause from the audience in Florida, a key battle ground state.

Clinton said her campaign will “keep our foot on the gas” because Trump’s strategy is “real simple”.

She alleged that her Republican rival is trying his best to get various sections of the society and voters to stay home on the Election Day.

“We are going to stop him by showing up with biggest turnout in American history,” she said.

Clinton said she has heard some outrageous things in this campaign and warned that there would be more in the remaining nine days.

“But I will tell you. Nothing we learned about Donald Trump will surprise me anymore,” she said.

“With Donald, he is first and everyone else is last. He abuses his power, he games the system and does not care who is left holding the bag,” she alleged.

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