As expected, the Trump campaign touched down in Baltimore Monday for a speech to the National Guard. Ever the improviser, Trump also made an unscheduled stop in Dundalk.
Before the speech, protesters gathered outside the convention center.
Inside the hall, the National Guard Convention became a scene in the back-and-forth of the campaign. At a fundraiser on Friday, Clinton said half of Trump’s supporters fall into a “basket of deplorables.”
“Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it. And, unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up,” Clinton said.
Trump said the statement “disqualifies her from public service.”
Trump at Nat'l Guard Conference: The disdain that Hillary Clinton expressed…disqualifies her from public service. pic.twitter.com/6xGnkInOWU
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 12, 2016
“She revealed herself to be a person who looks down on the proud citizens of our country as subjects for her to rule over,” he said.
After the speech, Trump left the downtown area for Dundalk. It’s a place where Trump found a lot of support, and a former center of manufacturing and industry that used to vote Democrat, as the Baltimore Sun’s John Fritze reported in August.
Per pool, Trump is now at a diner in Dundalk as opposed to part of inner city Baltimore that he often expresses concern about
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) September 12, 2016
He ate at the Boulevard Diner, where he again had crowds outside. This time, they were cheering. The Dundalk Eagle’s Brad Kroner has video from the scene:
— Brad Kroner (@bradkroner) September 12, 2016
Once inside at this stop, a picture from the Diner’s Facebook shows he was joined by former Gov. Robert Ehrlich and and ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a meal.
Then Trump was off to Asheville, NC, for his next stop of the day.
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