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Paladino, Collins say ‘President Trump’ critical to country’s future

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 October 2016 at 7:16 am

Hillary Clinton called a demon and devil at GOP rally

Photos by Tom Rivers: Carl Paladino, right, a former gubernatorial candidate in New York against Andrew Cuomo was the keynote speaker during Thursday night’s Orleans County Republican Rally. Paladino is co-chair of Donald Trump’s NY campaign.

Photos by Tom Rivers: Carl Paladino, right, a former gubernatorial candidate in New York against Andrew Cuomo was the keynote speaker during Thursday night’s Orleans County Republican Rally. Paladino is co-chair of Donald Trump’s NY campaign.

MURRAY –Two of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in New York – Congressman Chris Collins and Buffalo real estate developer and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino – urged Orleans County to vote for Trump on Nov. 8, calling it the most important election they will ever face.

Trump would lead a country focused on returning manufacturing and higher-paying jobs to the Middle Class, Paladino said.

“He’s had the success. He’s lived the American dream,” Paladino told more than 200 people at the rally last night at Hickory Ridge Country Club. “Donald Trump wants to help everyone else. He wants to lead the country to a better place.”

Chris Collins, R-Clarence, addresses about 200 people at the Republican rally. Collins in April was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president.

Chris Collins, R-Clarence, addresses about 200 people at the Republican rally. Collins in April was the first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump for president.

Trump will bolster the nation’s defense, stem the flow of illegal immigration and will pick Supreme Court justices committed to the Constitution, Collins told more than 200 people at the rally last night at Hickory Ridge Country Club.

Collins and Paladino are co-leaders of the Trump campaign in New York. They both had harsh words for Hillary Clinton, Trump’s main rival for president.

“This particular woman is a demon and we don’t want her,” Paladino said.

He blamed a sympathetic press for building up Clinton and trying to tear down Trump.

“They are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at him,” Paladino said about the news reporters.

Paladino said “the mainstream media” has been focused on Trump comments from more than a decade ago while ignoring what he said are Clinton’s crimes with handling her email with classified information when she was secretary of state, and what he said were Clinton lies after the attack in Benghazi, Libya when she was secretary of state.

Paladino called Clinton “the devil” and “a scheming person.”

“She says we’re a bucket of losers,” Paladino intoned. “That’s what she thinks of us. This white trash from Chicago, she thinks she’s suddenly an elitist.”

He said Trump is hardly the villain he’s made out to be in the press.

“He doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t gamble,” Paladino. “He likes pretty women, so what.”

Carl Paladino was harshly critical of Hillary Clinton during the GOP Rally on Thursday.

Carl Paladino was harshly critical of Hillary Clinton during the GOP Rally on Thursday.

New York is a strongly Democrat-leaning state, but Paladino said upstate can be key to a Trump victory in New York. He said many Democrats are leery of Clinton and could back Trump on Nov. 8, sending a strong message against the big money and corruption in the nation’s capital, Paladino said.

“We’re expecting a wave out of upstate and Long Island, of people who are furious with the phonies in government and the press,” Paladino said.

Collins made news in April as the first member of Congress to endorse Trump. Collins introduced himself Thursday as a “deplorable,” a reference to a Clinton comment about Trump supporters.

Collins praised WikiLeaks for showing corruption in the Clinton campaign and her support for more free trade that would devastate the country. NAFTA, which was passed when Bill Clinton was president, destroyed much of the manufacturing base in Western New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan, Collins said.

A picture of Trump is on the front of the yearbook for the Fall GOP Rally.

A picture of Trump is on the front of the yearbook for the Fall GOP Rally.

Collins was in the hardware store earlier on Thursday and he said the public gave him good feedback about Trump.

“The energy is out there, everywhere I go,” Collins said. “We’re going to win this. There are millions of undercover Trump voters.”

Collins has appeared numerous times on national news outlet, speaking on behalf on the Trump campaign.

“I’m proud to be the first member of the House to support him and I’m proud to be representing Trump on TV,” Collins said.

Ed Morgan, the Orleans County Republican Party chairman, also urged support for Trump.

“This is the most important presidential election of our lifetime,” he said.

Political signs for Republican candidates were out at Hickory Ridge on Thursday evening for the GOP Rally.

Political signs for Republican candidates were out at Hickory Ridge on Thursday evening for the GOP Rally.