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.
|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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