Trump fights for Florida votes at campaign rally

The day after abandoning CPAC, GOP front-runner Donald Trump campaigned in Florida, blasting Clinton, Cruz, Rubio, immigration and the Common Core.

Donald Trump | Image by Gage Skidmore - Used under creative commons license
Donald Trump | Image by Gage Skidmore - Used under creative commons license

ORLANDO, March 5, 2016 — Just a day after announcing his decision to spurn CPAC to campaign in Kansas, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump appeared before Floridians at the University of Central Florida to trumpet his Super Tuesday victories. During his rally, Trump continued to push his message of immigration reform, attacking Marco Rubio, who has ratcheted up his own rhetoric against Trump. He took his shots while crowing over his surprise victories in Virginia and Vermont.

Trump went after the media for not reporting the number of people who attend his rallies. “We always bring in 10,000 or more but the media doesn’t show the crowd size … The media only turns the camera towards the crowd when there is a protester.” He said of the GOP establishment, “The establishment pushed Marco Rubio as their man, and now he’s in last place.” He added, “Ted Cruz, the liar, is being supported by the establishment and he can’t win, he is a liar.”

Trump roused the crowd by asking how we fix immigration and who will pay for the wall. He talked about next week’s Florida primary, saying if he wins Florida, he wins it all.

Pivoting to the Paris terrorist attacks, Trump claimed that if they had all had guns on their hips, those killed in Paris would probably still be alive.

Trump called on the audience to fight to get rid of Common Core by voting for him on primary day. His campaign has spent $2 million and is number one, while “someone” spent $40 million and had to end his campaign. Trump emphasized his economic experience, telling the story of building a Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. and bringing it in under budget. “We can run a government under budget.”

Trump took shots at President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton over the swap of five Taliban terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl. “We get our message across loudly and proudly.” He said of his decision to run for president, America has been good to him and now it’s time for him to pay it back. Trump ended his speech saying that we are not the silent majority but the loud majority.

During his comments, protestors chanted obscenities at Trump and were escorted from the room.

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