Donald Trump visits Tampa, changes up his message at rally

Posted at 4:54 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 19:21:47-04

TAMPA, Fla.-- On Wednesday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited Tampa.

At the Florida State Fairgrounds, he addressed a crowd of supporters.

Before Trump took the stage, there were several others who spoke in front of the crowd. Most of the speakers were women.

Former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was the last to speak and introduced Trump to the crowd.

"I've known him for years, he's not the person they're attacking on television," Giuliani said.

Giuliani also stated that he believes President Barack Obama is an "honest man." When he said that, the crowd yelled in anger. One person in the crowd said, "Obama is a terrorist."

Giuliani said that he believed President Obama regretted making Hillary Clinton the Secretary of State.

"This woman has committed serious felonies," Giuliani said of Clinton.

When Trump took the stage, he didn't aggressively insult Clinton as much as in previous rallies.

The phrase "Crooked Hillary" was never used.

He did, though, get some jabs in at Clinton.

"Like Bernie Sanders said, she has terrible judgement," Trump said.

Trump focused on the positives, though, during his rally.

He stressed that he would create jobs.

"I will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created," Trump said.

He also targeted Hispanic and African American voters, despite the fact that the crowd was primarily white.

"To the African American vote--great people--to the Hispanic voter that has been treated terrible, what do you have to lose? I’d be able to make sure that when you walk down the street, you won’t be shot. Your child won’t be shot," he said.

He also claimed that "African Americans are tired of being used by phony politicians."

When discussing national safety, Trump once again brought up "the wall" that he says will keep terrorists out of the United States.

"Bad things are going to be happening with these people pouring into our country. We're going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for the wall. It's going to be a big wall," he said.

He continued, "We're going to defeat terrorism and keep the terrorists the hell out of our country."

Trump spoke for an hour in front of the crowd in Tampa.

Before he wrapped up his speech, he said that as president he would create an inclusive society "where no American is left behind."