Trump hits hard and hits home on immigration at Council Bluffs rally
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump brought the campaign to Council Bluffs Wednesday addressing a crowd of supporters fringed by a showing of protestors at the Mid-America Center.
The crowd began to assemble early as the opposition worked the periphery of the event.
Two days out from the Monday night debate, the GOP nominee began the day in Chicago and then moved on to Iowa with a wrap-up stop slated for Wisconsin later Wednesday.
Rudy Giuliani opened the event Wednesday telling the crowd, "There's nothing like a Trump rally."
And Trump then took the stage saying, "November 8th is going to be an amazing day." He said, "We're going to take the White House back."
He hit hard on immigration. He introduced the mother of Sarah Root - the young woman who was killed in a car crash by a drunk man who was also an undocumented immigrant. The crowd shouted "Build a wall!"
Trump said, "We're going to take our country back." He promised lower taxes, secure borders and, "millions and millions of new jobs," while ending what he called, "the Clinton corruption."
Trump called himself an "outsider," without ties to the status quo in Washington.
Trump said, "The Clintons have perfected the politics of profit," while jobs are leaving our country.
"We're going to build a wall," he said, "and Mexico's going to pay for the wall."
The GOP nominee said now is the time for change. "We're never going to get another chance," he said, "this is it."
He said, "It's no longer going to be a one-lane highway," with jobs leaving America. "I'm not running to be president of the world," he said. "I'm running to be President of the United States and I'm going to protect your interests."
Trump called Hillary Clinton, "incompetent," saying she has been tied to decades of failed policies. "She's failed the inner-cities. She's failed women and children," he said and again referenced the case of Sarah Root.
On money matters Trump said, "My economic policy can be summed up in three words and you know what they are: jobs, jobs and jobs." He pledged to repeal the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.
"We have the smartest people," he said of his followers in the Mid-America Center and across the country. He said, "Together we can accomplish anything we want," and used that to launch a rally cry to get voters to the polls in November.
"You have six weeks to make every dream you've ever wanted for your country to come true," he said. "On November the 8th we're going to show the whole world that America is back - bigger and better than ever before."
"Once more," he said in conclusion, "we will have a government of, by and for the people." He said. "We will make America great again."
Early voting in Iowa begins Thursday, September 29.