President Obama didn’t set foot in Michigan in the final months of his reelection campaign in 2012. But he started there one day before the 2016 election, telling voters that Hillary Clinton is the candidate best equipped to further the nation’s economic recovery.
He touted his administration’s controversial intervention that helped keep the auto industry afloat, and, in a statement that evoked his 2012 campaign against Mitt Romney, quoted Donald Trump as saying: “You could have let it go bankrupt.”
“Plants that were closing when I took office are working double shifts now. The auto industry has record sales. I think I’ve earned some credibility here,” he said. “Manufacturing jobs have grown at the fastest rate since the '90s, when another Clinton was president. I think we’ve earned some credibility here.”
Hillary Clinton’s schedule has been geared toward stoking turnout in early voting states like Florida, but on the final day of campaigning, she turned her attention to places where almost all the ballots are cast on election day.
Her first stop was Pittsburgh, where she urged voters to brave potentially long lines at polling places on Tuesday.
“In Pennsylvania, it’s all about election day,” she said. “Other places around the country have been voting for weeks.”
Hillary Clinton will deliver one final closing message to the nation Monday night with a two-minute advertisement on prime-time television, vowing to “work my heart out” and be a president “for all Americans."
Clinton speaks directly to the camera for the entirety of the spot, which the campaign says will air during broadcasts of “The Voice” on NBC and “Kevin Can Wait” on CBS - the primetime network shows with the greatest audience.
“It’s been a long campaign,” Clinton begins. “But tomorrow, you get to pick our next president.”
Kicking off her final day on the campaign trail Monday, Hillary Clinton acknowledged the difficult work ahead should she win Tuesday.
“We have some work to do to bring the country together,” she told reporters gathered outside her campaign plane in White Plains, N.Y. “I think these splits, these divides that have been not only exposed but exacerbated by the campaign on the other side are ones that we really do have to bring the country together.”
Clinton was also asked how much of a distraction the FBI’s eleventh-hour announcements — first that it was examining a new tranche of emails related to her email scandal, and then its conclusion that they did not change the agency’s assessment of her wrongdoing — was for her.
A social movement has women gearing up for Tuesday’s election in rare form — pantsuits at the ready.
Pantsuit Nation, which started as a secret Facebook group, grew to a full Twitter, Instagram and online movement over the weekend. The private group has expanded from a few friends of group founder Libby Chamberlain to more than a million members.
Donald Trump's presidential campaign is denying that he has lost his social media privileges in the late stages of the contest.
“No, it’s not true,” campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on NBC’s “Today” when asked about a New York Times report that aides to Trump had “finally wrested away the Twitter account that he used to colorfully — and often counterproductively — savage his rivals.”
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Conway offered panelists a chance to call Trump to ask him if he still had access to his cellphone.
The campaign managers for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton began the last day before election day with a blitz of the morning TV news shows, each portraying confidence based on varying assessments of the political map.
Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Kellyanne Conway said Trump was a candidate riding a wave of momentum to victory, pointing to what she said were massive crowds the Republican nominee has been drawing in states that Democrats should have locked up.