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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Jay Z's PROFANITY RAP at Clinton Rally a Double Standard
If Trump had only Rapped his Locker Room Banter with Billy Bush he would have the Adoration of the Masses...tmiraldi
Donald Trump on Saturday began his final weekend of the 2016 White House race headlining his essentially one-man show, while slamming the campaign of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for letting hip-hop star Jay Z rap a profanity-laced song at a rally Friday night in battleground Ohio.
“He used every word in the book. Can you imagine if I said that?” Trump, whom the Clinton campaign and others have criticized for using racially and otherwise insensitive language, said at a rally in Tampa, Florida.
“That shows you the phoniness of politicians, the whole system. … In three days, we are going to win Florida. We are going to win the White House.”
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said at a rally Friday night in Pennsylvania that Clinton has resorted to using stars to prop up her under-attended rallies while he continues to have overflow crowds at his events.
Clinton has a 2-point edge over Trump, according to a new national Fox News poll of likely voters conducted Tuesday throughThursday.
She was up by 3 percentage points a week ago, 44-41 percent, and by 6 points in mid-October, in a four way race with Independent Party candidate Gary Johnson, 5 percentage, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, 2 percent, with 4 percent of likely voters still ndecided.
Clinton has been the front-running from the start of the race against first-time candidate Trump. The race, like others in recent presidential election cycles, will be decided by a handful of so-called battleground states in which voters could go for the Democratic or Republican nominee, with the remain 50 or so states solidly Democratic or Republican.
Trump on Saturday will also be in battleground states North Carolina, Nevada and Colorado.
As through essentially the entire campaign, Trump’s only official surrogate this weekend will be vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, the Indiana governor whose solid, stay-on-message efforts thus far have steadied Trump’s unpredictable campaign and helped him keep the support of the party’s most conservative voters.
Pence began the day in Michigan, which Trump won and Clinton lost in their respective primaries. He then heads to Wisconsin to campaign with House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan -- perhaps the most compelling rally of the weekend.
Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said in early-October, after the release of a 2005 audiotape in which Trump is heard bragging about kissing and fondling women without invitation, that he would no longer campaign for Trump.
Ryan and Pence will be at an event in Mukwonago, Wis., along with incumbent GOP Sen. Ron Johnson and Gov. Scott Walker, whom Trump quickly vanquished in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries.
Ryan has been working overtime over the past several weeks by campaigning for GOP congressional candidates across the country to help his party keep control of the House and Senate, particularly for Johnson, who is in a tight race with Democratic challenger Russ Feingold.
Clinton will headline two battleground-state rallies Saturday and again rely on star power to help her with the younger vote.
Recording artist Katy Perry will join Clinton at a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after Clinton begins the day with an event in Florida.
Vice President Joe Biden will hold two rallies for Clinton in Pennsylvania. Clinton running-mate Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine hosts three events in Florida, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will rally for Clinton in Iowa.