Trump: Florida a must win on road to White House

Presumptive nominee sets sights on Hillary Clinton
Posted at 3:42 PM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 18:31:45-04

If presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump loses Florida he’ll be back playing 18 holes of golf come Nov. 9.

At a rally in Tampa on Saturday Trump said he loves Florida and will be making the state ground zero for campaign stops because if he loses the state, he could lose the White House.

“Winning Florida is absolutely imperative,” Trump said.  “You don't win Florida, they say it's over.”

Trump claims that a recent poll shows he is two points up in the Sunshine state over rival and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He did not mince words, and never does, about how his feelings for Clinton.

“What's happened with Hillary Clinton is a disgrace. She's broken the laws of our land, she has made us totally vulnerable from a national security standpoint,” Trump said. She’s guilty. So, how is she allowed to run for president. But, I really want to run against her. That's the one I want to run for president.”

The biggest cheers during the rally at the Tampa Convention Center came when Trump talked about immigration and building a wall.

“Whose going to pay for the wall?” Trump asked an energized crowd.
“Mexico!” they screamed.  

Despite being the last man standing Trump took time out of his Clinton bashing to target former rivals, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

“I don't think he (Jeb) is going to endorse me, do you folks? I don't think so…who the hell cares who cares,” Trump said as he threw his arms up in the air.

ABC Action News political expert Susan MacManus said going after Jeb wasn’t a wise move to try and unite the Republican Party.

But, fans of Trump said they don’t want a politically correct candidate and want bombastic aggressive language.

“People talk about acting presidential, this political correctness is killing our country,” said Charlie Paleveda. I want Donald Trump to be Donald Trump.  And, I want a successful business man to run this country like a business.”

Trump will travel to Pittsburgh later Saturday for another rally and then hold a speech Monday focusing solely on Clinton.