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Clinton Warns Against Complacency, Trump Warns Of World War Three

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Clinton Warns Against Complacency, Trump Warns Of World War Three

Clinton tells supporters to vote

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned her supporters on Tuesday against complacency as opinion polls show her holding a clear lead over Republican rival Donald Trump with exactly two weeks left until the Nov. 8 election.

Clinton told voters in Florida, one of the battleground states where the election is likely to be decided, that Democrats cannot afford to slacken.

“I hope you will come out and vote because it’s going to be a close election. Pay no attention to the polls. Don’t forget, don’t get complacent, because we’ve got to turn people out,” she told a rally in Coconut Creek, standing in front of a large sign reading “Vote Early.”

Trump also campaigned in Florida on Tuesday. He blasted recent spikes in premiums for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Trumppromised to repeal and replace the health care law, as soon as he is elected.

“This is why we have to drain the swamp and repeal and replace Obamacare immediately, and I’m the only candidate running for president who will do it,” Trump said.

On Monday, the U.S. government said the average premium for insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov for 2017 rose by 25 percent compared with 2016.

But with polls showing Trump trailing Clinton, Trump has asked his campaign to cut back on work identifying candidates for jobs in his future administration and to focus instead on bolstering his chances on Nov. 8, according to two people familiar with the campaign’s inner workings.

An average of national polls on the RealClearPolitics website since mid-October gives Clinton a lead of more than 5 percentage points, as Trump fights off accusations that he groped women and faces heavy criticism for suggesting he might not accept the result of the election if he loses.

Clinton received a further boost when Colin Powell, who served as Republican President George W. Bush’s secretary of state and was chairman of the U.S. military’s joint chiefs of staff under his father, Republican President George Bush, said on Tuesday he would vote for her.

Trump denies the accusations of sexual misconduct and says the election is rigged against him, although he has not cited widely accepted evidence to back that up.

On Tuesday, Trump told Reuters that Clinton’s plan for fixing the Syrian civil war would “lead to World War Three,” because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia.

In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. policy.

Clinton has called for the establishment of a no-fly zone and “safe zones” on the ground in Syria to protect noncombatants.

The two candidates have sparred in recent days over the U.S.-backed Iraqi military push to take the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, which Trump described as a “total disaster.”

“He’s declaring defeat before the battle has even started,” Clinton, who was secretary of state during President Barack Obama’s first term, said on Tuesday.

She urged supporters to participate in early voting, which began this week in Florida.

“Nobody should want to wake up on Nov. 9 and wonder whether there was more you could have done,” Clinton said.

Clinton also appeared on Tuesday at the Univision studio in Doral, Florida, on “El Gordo y La Flaca” (“The Fat Man and the Skinny Woman”), a long-running entertainment show aimed atLatinos.

She talked about everything from her hopes for the peace process in Colombia to baking chocolate chip cookies, in an appearance low on policy but that underscored the importance of Latino voters in the battle for Florida’s 29 electoral votes.

Clinton maintained a commanding lead in the race to secure the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House, according to Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday. They showed that Clinton had a better than 95 percent chance of winning, if the election had been held last week.

(Additional reporting by Steve Holland in Sanford, Florida, and Emily Flitter in New York; Writing by Alistair Bell and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Leslie Adler)

Photo: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a rally in South Broward Area at Broward College-North Campus in Coconut Creek, Florida, U.S., October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria



  1. FireBaron October 26, 2016

    The only reason Teflon Donnie would not cause WWIII in Syria is because he would acquiesce to all demands from Vladimir Vladimirovich, Tsar of All Russias!

  2. bojimbo26 October 26, 2016

    Actually , WW3 was supposed to happen after the Brexit vote . Nothings happened yet .
    Sorry Donny , your wisdom is too late . /s

  3. bobnstuff October 26, 2016

    Trump appeals to fear and makes promises he can’t keep. Clinton is asking people do the reasonable thing. Clinton will never be a TV star and hopefully Trumps Washington address will be that nice hotel he built.

    1. A. D. Reed October 26, 2016

      That “nice hotel” he built in DC is: A) not built by him, but contracted out to people who licensed his name thinking it had value, and B) doing so poorly that rooms supposed to rent for $750 a night are going begging at $500/night, while all the other high-end hotels in DC are booked solid — clearly because the value of his name has diminished with his every ignorant utterance since June 2015.

      Just a pleasant fact to share with everyone. Along with the pleasant thought that his “empire” has probably lost at least 50% of its paper value since he began the campaign, as nobody wants to be affiliated with the Trump “brand” anymore, except for his rally supporters who couldn’t afford one of the bedsheets there, much less a room.

      Even his overseas golf clubs, run by one of his sons (Uday or Qusay, I can’t remember which), are losing money hand over fist, especially in post-Brexit Not-so-Great Britain.

    2. dpaano October 26, 2016

      But, Bob, even people living in the Trump Tower are trying to move out….even to the point of selling their condos at a loss. And, they now enter and leave from a side entrance because they are ashamed of living in a Trump building! Some have even petitioned to take his name off the building entirely, as has many of the other buildings with the Trump name! His business is going down faster than a Chipotle franchise!!! He’s not going to have ANY people wanting to do business with him or wanting to spend millions to use his name after he loses this election!!! They now know him for what he really is, and that ain’t much! Who would want to do business with someone who had almost a billion dollar loss or who cheats his contractors and others from their hard earned money? HIs casinos and his golf courses are losing business also, as are his hotels! He won’t have much left when he loses the election, and it will only be due to his big mouth…..but I’m sure he’ll find something or someone else to blame since he refuses to see where the blame actually lies!!! His once priceless “celebrity” factor is fast fading into the dust!

  4. Wolfesgang October 26, 2016

    “Trump warns of WW III” — This sort of misinformation and fear-mongering has been spread for a long time in Europe by pro-Kremlin gangsters & trolls. You can bet they will be tame in a rush if Hillary Clinton wins by more than five percentage points, which I sincerely hope she will.

  5. Mama Bear October 26, 2016

    Remember this – fear is evil’s best ally. And what surprises me is so many of Trump supporters claim they are God-fearing “Christians”.

    1. Jon October 26, 2016

      Their brand of Christianity doesn’t resemble the brand of Christianity I was raised in. I can’t recall if I read the article here on the NM or elsewhere. If it was here on NM, I apologize for repeating. Anyway, a study was conducted concerning differences between Christians who were Republicans and those who were Democrats. One finding I thought was interesting was that Republicans tended to cite Old Testament scripture in support of their beliefs while Democrats tended to use the New Testament to support their positions.

      1. Mama Bear October 26, 2016

        I would love to read that article if you can quickly find it.

        1. Jon October 26, 2016

          I am sorry but I haven’t found it yet. However, in searching I came across a July 17, 2013 article in The Huffington Post which is related to the finding in the study though worded much more strongly. It is titled, “Republicans Aren’t Christians”. The link is: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-burnett/republicans-aren't-christi_b_3292022.httml

          1. Mama Bear October 26, 2016

            Thank you, Jon!

      2. dpaano October 26, 2016

        I read that also, but I can’t remember where or when. The Republicans DO tend to gravitate to the Old Testament moreso than the New Testament. I don’t think they like the things that the New Testament says….generally goes against their grain, so to speak!

    2. dpaano October 26, 2016

      They aren’t Christians!!!! Any person who would vote for someone who has been charged with sexual assaults, has cheated on all his wives and divorced at least 3 of them, or has handled business like he has (cheating people out of money, etc.) is NOT a Christian in my book (or in my church!!! He’s one of the moneylenders that Jesus kicked out of the square as told in the Bible!!!

      1. Mama Bear October 26, 2016

        Amen sister! A friend of mine calls them “Kristianists”

    3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth October 26, 2016

      This is their Achilles Heel—the claim to be Christian, yet showing an attitude and behavior that are in direct opposition to the Message of Jesus, and all the other Prophets as well.
      This is why we must be mindful of what we claim to believe yet outwardly display hate and rancor towards others who look and believe differently.

  6. dpaano October 26, 2016

    Who would you believe when it comes to foreign policy……an individual who has NO idea what foreign policy is about or someone who was Secretary of State for many years and has dealt with foreign policy? Personally, I would go with the one that was Secretary of State and has the knowledge, the experience, the ability, AND the temperament to deal with our foreign allies. Trump knows NOTHING about foreign policy or about our foreign allies other than the basics that he’s been told by his “handlers.” If a war was to start, it would be because of his lack of knowledge of how we deal with these countries!

  7. Aaron_of_Portsmouth October 26, 2016

    Trump is right that WW III could erupt, but it will be because of the venom he has injected into the dialogue in America. Trump’s appalling ignorance and infatuation with himself will be the spark to ignite major conflagrations both here and abroad.
    Anger, fear, and bigotry are wars’ greatest allies and kindling material, and Donald has plenty of kindling to start more than a few major conflicts to add to what we already have. The refugee crisis is a direct response to religious bigotry and intolerance which Donald possesses in abundance.

    No greater individual foe to the well-being of humankind has ever been on the world stage, surpassing Hitler and Stalin. I say that in light of the quality and deadliness of weaponry today, along with sophisticated mass media and advanced technology, and an increase in prejudice, degradation of the environment and strain on natural resources, and an unprecedented corrosion of the infrastructure of all the status quo Religions—Religions which no longer have the ability to apply moral brakes on the attitudes of their respective adherents, as they once possessed.

    Which once again brings the paradigm of Progressive Revelation to the fore to be reflected on, and responded to appropriately.

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