Former President Bill Clinton spoke outside of Cape Fear Community College's Union Station Commons Wednesday in support of his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and her bid for the White House.
Near the beginning of his speech, a protester was removed from the crowd. Mr. Clinton responded by telling the crowd to clap for the protester.
Protestor being removed from crowd pic.twitter.com/5tGzYWA3jM— Susanna Black (@SusannaWECT) October 26, 2016
He focused on Hillary's Clinton's plan to include everyone and to not leave anyone behind.
"You know what a stronger together really means," he asked the crowd. "America would work better if it operated like this community college."
Mr. Clinton talked about Hillary Clinton's plan to make education affordable to everyone.
.@billclinton: "Hillary favors free tuition in all community colleges. Free tuition to universities for families that make less than $125K."— WECT News (@wectnews) October 26, 2016
He went on to discuss Hillary Clinton's plans to build the economy through small business. Mr. Clinton said that two-thirds of the new jobs created in the United States in the past two decades have been created by small business.
.@billclinton: "In spite of everything, the US is outperforming every other economy on earth."— WECT News (@wectnews) October 26, 2016
The former president encouraged residents to take advantage of one-stop early voting and to reach out to people who may not agree with them.
He closed the event with this one-liner, "If you don't want somebody to drive the truck off the cliff, don't give them the keys."
.@billclinton: "In the end, bridges work better than walls."— WECT News (@wectnews) October 26, 2016
Supporters said they loved his message.
"I think this is the time for us to get out and help our candidates win the election," Charlotte resident Najam Usmani said. "I've been very fortunate to spend some time with President Clinton in the past and he's inspired me."
Bill Clinton also made stops in Whiteville and Lumberton to discuss the impact of Hurricane Matthew on those communities.
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