Watch Live: Hillary Clinton Speaking In Orlando Today

Clinton will talk about disabilities in Orlando today

By: Jim Williams – Washington Bureau Chief for News Talk Florida

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton plans to speak about how her economic plans will support people with disabilities.

Clinton’s campaign says the Democratic presidential candidate will use a speech in Orlando, today to “make the case for building an inclusive economy that welcomes people with disabilities, values their work, rewards them fairly, and treats them with respect.”

Clinton will stress her work for people with disabilities, including appointing a special advisor for international disability rights when she was secretary of state. She will also detail how her economic plans help people with disabilities by improving employment opportunities.

This is the latest in a series of speeches designed to showcase Clinton’s positive vision. She spoke about faith in Kansas City recently and stressed her plans for younger voters in Philadelphia this week.


Yesterday the candidate took a little time for debate prep. Clinton said Tuesday that she is ready for whatever Donald Trump throws at her during Monday’s first presidential debate, and for the rough and tumble of the final phase of the campaign.

“I understand it’s a contact sport,” Clinton said.

Clinton called in to “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” on a day otherwise devoted to debate preparation ahead of the high-stakes faceoff at Hofstra University, on Monday.

“I tell you, I am going to do my very best to communicate as clearly and as fearlessly as I can in the face of the insults and the attacks and the bullying and bigotry we’ve seen coming from my opponent,” Clinton said.

Clinton said her health is fine after taking three days off from campaigning last week to recover from what her doctor said was a mild case of pneumonia, and she said her two grandchildren “are the best thing in my life by such a country mile.”

Shortly after she called in to the radio program, Trump taunted her on Twitter.

“Hillary Clinton is taking the day off again, she needs the rest. Sleep well Hillary — see you at the debate!” Trump said.

Clinton’s campaign has refused to say much about how she is preparing for the debate, which will pit her face to face against the Republican businessman who calls her “Crooked Hillary.” For instance, it remains a mystery who is playing Trump in any mock debates that Clinton is holding. Her campaign said the role might be filled by more than one person at different times.

As she has before, Clinton said she objects to what Trump says about others. She said she is “appalled” that Trump has not apologized for questioning President Obama’s birthplace and thus his legitimacy to be president, now that Trump has disavowed the theory that Obama was born outside the United States.


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Here is the Clinton schedule – subject to change.

Date Location Event Type Speaker(s)
September 19, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Organizing Event Hillary Clinton
September 19, 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Television (NBC) Hillary Clinton
September 19, 2016 Ames, Iowa Rally Tim Kaine & Anne Holton
September 19, 2016 Cedar Falls, Iowa New College Compact Discussion Anne Holton
September 19, 2016 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Phone Bank Kickoff Anne Holton
September 19, 2016 Fayetteville, North Carolina Criminal Justice Group Discussion Mothers of the Movement
September 19, 2016 Durham, North Carolina Panel Discussion Mothers of the Movement
September 19, 2016 Greensboro, North Carolina Black Men’s Roundtable Discussion Mothers of the Movement
September 19, 2016 New York City, New York Fundraiser De’Ara Balenger
September 20, 2016 Charlotte, North Carolina Community Roundtable Mothers of the Movement
September 20, 2016 Denver, Colorado Fundraiser Maya Harris
September 21, 2016 San Francisco, California Fundraiser Tim Kaine
September 22, 2016 Reno, Nevada Rally Tim Kaine
September 22, 2016 Toledo, Ohio Organizing Event Chelsea Clinton
September 22, 2016 Vienna, Austria Fundraiser for American Citizens William C. Eacho
September 25, 2016 New York City, New York Fundraiser Amy Poehler and Ana Gasteyer
September 26, 2016 Hempstead, New York Presidential Debate Hillary Clinton
September 26, 2016 Chicago, Illinois Debate Watch Party Fundraiser LGBT for the Hillary Victory Fund
September 26, 2016 Austin, Texas Debate Watch Party Fundraiser Hillary Victory Fund
September 26, 2016 New York City, New York Debate Watch Party Fundraiser Uzo Aduba
September 26, 2016 Brookline, Massachusetts Fundraiser Boston for45
September 27, 2016 New York City, New York Fundraiser Amanda Renteria
September 30, 2016 Brooklyn, New York Fundraiser Scott M. Stringer
October 2, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia Fundraiser Senator Cory Booker
October 3, 2016 Brussels, Belgium Fundraiser for American Citizens Stephen Rapp
October 4, 2016 Farmville, Virginia Vice-Presidential Debate Tim Kaine
October 5, 2016 London, England Fundraiser for American Citizens Melanne Verveer
October 9, 2016 St. Louis, Missouri Presidential Debate Hillary Clinton
October 15, 2016 Chicago, Illinois Fundraiser Chicago for Hillary
October 17, 2016 Dallas, Texas Fundraiser LGBT and Allies
October 19, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada Presidential Debate Hillary Clinton

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.