CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (WSVN & AP) — With the election being 39 days away, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton brought her campaign back to South Florida, where she will be speaking to her supporters, Friday.
Clinton spoke in Port St. Lucie at around noon , where she discussed her plan to expand opportunities for national service. At around 11 a.m., they started letting people into the venue after an extensive screening process.
Shortly after, she headed down south to Coral Springs, where she will be speaking with a group of young supporters at around 3:30 p.m.
The line of supporters in Coral Springs built up throughout the morning with people waiting outside the Coral Springs Gymnasium.
Clinton’s newest national program aims at getting people under the age of 30 engaged in public service. It is the latest in a series of policy speeches designed to offer an affirmative message in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign.
Clinton’s campaign is seeking to contrast her approach with what they call Republican Donald Trump’s “self-centered message.”
Earlier this morning, Trump went on a Twitter tirade attacking Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Hillary clinton, a topic that was discussed during the first presidential debate.
Trump tweeted, “Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an ‘angel’ without checking her past, which is terrible.”
Clinton responded with a rebuttal in a tweet that said, “What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?”
This comes one day after Newsweek reported that, in 1998, a company owned by Trump secretly conducted business in Cuba. That was, at the time, in violation of the embargo.
In Fort Pierce, Hillary Clinton steered clear of the latest maelstrom around Donald Trump as she gave a speech in Florida on Friday focused on enhancing public service opportunities.
Although, the Democratic presidential candidate did criticize him briefly for a “strongman approach,” and said he was unlikely to embrace national service as a priority.
Clinton went on to detail her plans to enhance service opportunities. She wants to triple the size of the AmeriCorps program, grow the Peace Corps and create a new national service reserve program. “If I’m elected president this fall, I want to build on that strength by making a major push in support of more national service,” she said.
Under her proposed service program, people would enroll, receive some training and then state and local leaders could call on their help during in natural disasters or emergency situations. Clinton wants to sign up 5 million people, focusing on those under 30.
Clinton argued that service had been a priority of Republicans and Democrats in the past, but “I don’t think you’ll hear anything about this from my opponent.”
Clinton’s Coral Springs event begins at 3:30 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. The event ends at 5 p.m.
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