Donald Trump campaigns in Melbourne

Posted at 11:30 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 04:13:37-04

Donald Trump walked off his private jet and into a Melbourne airport hangar Tuesday night where thousands of supporters had waited for hours.

They got vintage Trump.

On his opponent: "Hillary Clinton, I mean she is virtually  incompetent."

On a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that Mexican officials say they will not pay for: "We will build the wall, 100 percent."

On trade deals over the years: "NAFTA was a disaster."

The thousands of Trump supporters in attendance don't need the sales pitch. In battleground Florida, where the polls are very tight, it's the undecided voters that Trump and Clinton must try to convert. They may well tip the scales.

Trump is doubling down on his debate night argument. He said, "Hillary Clinton defended the terrible status quo, while I laid out our plan for all of us together to bring jobs, security and prosperity to the American people."

Trump called Clinton the candidate of yesterday.  He said, "Our infrastructure is crumbling, our schools are failing, our jobs are leaving."

No mention, though, of Clinton's complaint that Trump won't release his own tax returns and may not be paying any federal taxes to help do his part to rebuild America. 

One woman in the crowd told me that controversy did not matter to her. She said she believes Trump when he says he will fight for American jobs. Her husband has bounced from one disappearing manufacturing job to the next. 

"It would be nice," she concluded, "to start seeing America make things again."