DENVER — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent Friday campaigning in Colorado. He wrapped up a speech at a rally in Denver late Friday night. He went on the attack against Hillary Clinton and her messages from the Democratic National Convention.
He held a town hall meeting and fundraiser in Colorado Springs earlier in the day.
This was Trump’s second visit to Denver this month July. Friday night it was in front of an estimated 6,000 people at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Lowry.
“I have so many friends here and we have to win this state,” he said. He spoke for about 45 minutes.
The GOP nominee tried to steal momentum from the Hillary Clinton campaign after the Democratic National Convention for which he said Clinton’s speech didn’t compare to his.
“It was a boring speech. It was like taking Sominex. It was so bad,” Trump told the crowd.
Trump seemed to like his surroundings in front of the large crowd at Wings Over the Rockies.
“What is that behind me? Pretty tough looking,” he said referring to one of the military jets on display in the museum.
He didn’t talk a whole lot about Colorado, but he did relate a story about playing golf once with John Elway. He was complimentary of the Broncos general manager’s powerful swing and ability to hit the ball far.
The crowd numbered In the thousands. While they were mostly white we did find Angel Aranzamendi, who is from Puerto Rico. He said Hispanics want legal immigration.
“Plenty of Hispanics are for Donald Trump. We feel Trump stands for safety and the economy,” he said.
As is what has become tradition at his events, at least one protester did interrupt. Trump quickly brushed it off promising to return soon.
“We are going to make America great again,” he said.
Currently, Trump trails Clinton on average by eight points in the polls in Colorado. Sources said Hillary Clinton will be campaigning in Colorado next week.