Bill Clinton stumps for Hillary in PB County

Posted at 11:50 AM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 02:59:10-05

Former President Bill Clinton made a campaign stop for his wife on Monday at a political rally at the Port of Palm Beach.

Last week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would speak in Palm Beach County, but then canceled because of commitments in Nevada.

He pointed to her record and experience as reasons why she should be the next president.

"What we need is somebody that knows how the world works," he said. "... committed to keeping big, bad things from happening."

She's currently in a tough battle with Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.  Both age and gender have become defining aspects in the race for the White House.  But not everyone thinks it's important.

"It really wouldn't matter if she were a man or a monkey," said Florence Fiddell, a supporter. "She stands for everything I believe in.

At one point during the rally a man wearing a Trump shirt held up a sign which said 'the silent majority stands with Trump.'

That prompted Clinton to say this about Trump, "I took his money for my foundation where I used it better than he's using it now, I guarantee you."

Clinton also told the crowd:

"Here's what I recommend. If you want to build a wall on the Rio Grande River and you want to send 11 million immigrants home then you should follow him (Trump) like Moses into the Promise Land. But, if you believe that President Obama saved us from a depression and now it's time to prove we can make America work for everybody again if we all work together, you should be for Hillary."

The man with the sign was escorted out of the rally.

Supporters of all ages, from children to a 100-year-old woman, all lined up to see the former president speak.  Her fans acknowledged the race is tight but said they are staying strong.

"I feel like if anybody here is left teeter tottering on the fence, they will be able to see that this is a President who has done the job that she wants and is vouching for her," said Oscar Bahena, a supporter and volunteer for Hillary Clinton.

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