President Obama bequeathed his political legacy to Hillary Clinton on Monday as they campaigned together hours ahead of Election Day, asking voters to stay the course and reject the kind of change represented by Republican nominee Donald Trump.
From The Washington Times
But Mr. Trump challenged voters to overthrow the corrupt Washington status quo that he said Mrs. Clinton embodies, highlighting the deep contrast between the two campaigns one final time before voters go to the polls Tuesday and choose the 45th president.
“If we win, the corrupt politicians and their donors lose,” Mr. Trump said at a rally in Sarasota, Florida. “If they win, the American people lose big-league. This is it, folks. We will never have another opportunity. Not in four years. Not in eight years. It will be over.”
Mr. Trump’s last attempt to claim the mantle of change ahead of the momentous election could not have been more different than the last-minute plea from Mrs. Clinton, who has not only embraced Mr. Obama’s legacy but has outright vowed to continue many of the current president’s policies.
The president, who has become perhaps the most important Clinton surrogate during the closing stretch of the campaign, put his own credibility on the line and told blue-collar workers in Michigan — many of whom may have lost their jobs were it not for the auto industry bailouts under Mr. Obama and President George W. Bush — not to trust Mr. Trump.