Trump closing argument is battle cry against Clinton corruption
Donald Trump called on voters Saturday to help him defeat a “totally rigged system,” delivering a speech billed as the closing argument for his presidential campaign that became a battle cry against the forces that he said conspire against him and the American people.
Trailing in most polls with 17 days until the Nov. 8 election, the Republican nominee offered himself as a “once in a lifetime” agent of change to revive the economy and stamp out Washington corruption. He drew a stark contrast between his plan and the more-of-the-same government that he said Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would run to benefit herself and her cronies.
“We will drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and replace it with a new government — of, by and for the people,” Mr. Trump said in Gettysburg, Pa., a site he chose because of Lincoln’s historic address there and which he said reflected his similar goal of unifying the country.