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***2016 LiveWire*** Trump in Iowa; Obama Campaigns for Hillary in Philly

Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 election. Donald Trump campaigns in the important swing state of Iowa as President Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia, hoping to gin up enthusiasm for Clinton’s candidacy among young and minority voters.

All times eastern.

3:11: A Pew Research study finds “some of the sharpest movement toward the GOP has come among less educated and older whites. Whites with no college experience have become 14 points more likely to affiliate with the GOP since 2008, including a six-point shift over the last four years. White voters age 65 and older are now 13 points more likely to identify as Republican or lean Republican than they were eight years ago.”

[Older voters are a safer bet to turn out to vote than younger voters, especially with Obama not on the ballot.]

3:00: Pro-Clinton group uses Reagan against Trump in new ad:

2:25: Trump to visit Flint on Wednesday:

Donald Trump heading back to Michigan to visit Flint tomorrow. To speak at 2:30 pm & tour city hit by water crisis. https://t.co/anYBWjDFf3

— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) September 13, 2016

2:20: Trump, in Iowa, vows to put the American worker first. He says it is “so easy to stop the globalists” and promises to fight for every neglected part of the nation and bring America together as “one American people.”

2:19: Obama says America is not about “about yes he will, it’s about yes we can.” [Trump can easily prevent Democrats from making this point by using “we” more in his speeches.] He also said Trump is “unfit” to be president.

2:15: Obama, who was criticized for being too thin-skinned, especially regarding criticism from Fox News, says that a president needs to brush off criticism.

2:12: Trump points out that Clinton would massively increase the number of Syrian refugees, most of whom cannot be properly vetted, who would be allowed. He vows to rebuild our “very depleted military” and take care of our vets while saving the Second Amendment, which is “under siege.”

2:09: Obama is trying to defend Clinton’s “transparency” and foundation. That’s a sell that even Obama may not be able to make to voters.


Someone just fainted at Obama rally. He tells crowd to drink water, "bend your knees."

— Brad Mielke (@TheBradMielke) September 13, 2016

2:06: Interesting admission from one of the mainstream media’s “go-to” state reporters. It wasn’t long ago when these folks said there was no way that Trump could win the election. Mainstream media reporters ignore the many positive aspects about Trump’s message about taking back our communities, providing more jobs to working-class Americans of all backgrounds, putting the interests of Americans of all backgrounds first, and keeping the country safe from terrorism.

"He's betting if he scares enough people, he might just scare up enough votes to win." –POTUS on Trump
Indeed. Might work.

— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) September 13, 2016

2:05: Obama asks if you can imagine Ronald Reagan idolizing someone like Putin.

2:03: Obama claims Trump isn’t a “policy guy.” That’s the same criticism the Clinton campaign leveled against Obama during the 2008 election (see the back and forth between supporters re: their health care plans in Oregon).

2:01: Trump says Clinton lacks the “temperament, judgment and moral character to lead this country.” Trump points out that Secret Service agents have said Clinton lacks the integrity to serve in office.

1:59: Obama claims Trump has spent 70 years of his life not caring about working people

2016 split screen: President Obama, who says "anybody can pop off" & fire off a tweet. In other corner: Trump (1/2) pic.twitter.com/G84MEKY5Oo

— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) September 13, 2016

1:58: Trump says his supporters are hard-working America patriots who love your country and want a better future while Clinton “slanders you as deplorable.” He says Clinton’s comments displayed the same sense of “arrogance” and “entitlement” that led her to delete her emails and put classified information in the reach of our enemies, and lied to Congress.

[Pat Buchanan: Last Chance for the ‘Deplorables.’]

1:57: Trump says Clinton is running a “policy-free campaign” with “only hatred and division.” Trump says he is running to be president of all Americans and “will be your greatest champion” even if you don’t vote for him.

1:53: Trump takes the stage in Iowa and says virtually every poll has him ahead. Trump promises that the White House will become the “people’s house.” He vows to fix our crumbling infrastructure and renegotiate our horrible trade deals. Trump says prosperity will rise, poverty will recede, and wages will grow rapidly. Trump says this is a campaign about “big ideas designed to help everyday people.”

1:51: Obama slams the “dark” vision of the GOP. It’s funny that almost every mainstream media reporter and pundit instantaneously painted Trump’s convention speech as “dark” as if they had coordinated responses ready as soon as Trump was done speaking at the GOP convention. He says this election is about the “very meaning of America.” Obama says he is “really into electing Hillary Clinton.” “Hillary” chants not as enthusiastic as reception for Obama.

Obama: This election "is a fundamental choice about who we are as a people. This is a fundamental choice about the very meaning of America."

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 13, 2016

1:50: In Iowa, Rudy Giuliani is slamming Clinton’s email scandal while introducing Trump. “It is a source of tremendous disappointment that the Department of Justice…. has perverted itself so much… that it was unable to bring a case against her… when I know in my heart that case would have been brought against anyone else,” he says. “That’s what you call corruption in government.” He also slams the Clinton Foundation scandals.

1:45: Obama says this campaign season has been a crazier than usual. Crowd, as always, seems more enthusiastic about Obama than Clinton. Obama claims Republicans don’t like to hear “good news” and claims incomes are rising and poverty is falling across America. He also cites the low gas prices and says “thanks, Obama!”

1:40: Obama takes the stage in Philadelphia and mentions that Vice President Joe Biden told him to get on the “Wentz Wagon,” referring to Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ rookie quarterback who won his debut against Cleveland. He mentions he’s a Bears fan and there’s now “hope” in Philadelphia.

1:36: “She’s great!”

Chelsea Clinton responding briefly to if @HillaryClinton is feeling better: "She's great! She's great!" pic.twitter.com/ZSPQPlrn9K

— Danny Freeman (@DannyEFreeman) September 13, 2016

1:33: Dedicated Trump supporters:

Supporter for Trump in front row for 15 past rallies — here for number 16 today in Iowa pic.twitter.com/U2iYYJ0mPa

— John Santucci (@JTSantucci) September 13, 2016

1:25: And it will be extremely tough for Clinton to match the support Obama received among African-American voters:

A huge problem for the Democratic Party: low voting rates among Latinos & Asian-Americans. https://t.co/U2tLYnfdjOpic.twitter.com/cAiqffygVr

— David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt) September 13, 2016

1:22: Elitist Wall Street Journal editor also thinks Trump’s supporters are deplorable, again showing how out of touch he is:

Yes, deplorable. https://t.co/iPBHnKh0FK

— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) September 13, 2016

1:20: Signs of an actual organization on the ground in a swing state?

At Trump rally in Clive, Iowa, more voter registration and absentee ballot request forms being handed out pic.twitter.com/SfToYNMsOk

— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) September 13, 2016

1:17: Bill Clinton to appear on Comedy Central’s the Daily Show:

Bill Clinton will appear on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah for the first time on Thursday, via Comedy Central

— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) September 13, 2016

1:16: Mainstream media will try their best to help Clinton/Kaine explain her “deplorables” comment, but David Duke is one person and not “half” of Trump’s supporters.

Intro speaker at Trump rally in Iowa tells crowd: "You are one good looking basket of deplorables."

— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) September 13, 2016

.@timkaine on Pence not calling David Duke "deplorable": If you can't call out bigotry, "you're enabling it to grow" https://t.co/YjEJeEGFFN

— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 13, 2016

1:15: Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala on Thursday. But her campaign is sending out signals that nothing is set in stone due to her recovery.

1:10: The globalist Economist magazine: Iowans leaning towards Trump because of his nationalist message and working-class appeal.

1:02: Chelsea dodges questions about her mom’s private server

Woman also asks for streamlined way to inform on policies. Chelsea ignores email Qs & discusses HRC support for minwage, equal pay, etc 2/2

— Danny Freeman (@DannyEFreeman) September 13, 2016

Chelsea Clinton is asked about HRC's emails & private servers from a woman in the NC crowd (blue shirt)…1/2 pic.twitter.com/nOxYgkVYVk

— Danny Freeman (@DannyEFreeman) September 13, 2016

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