Donald Trump came, saw, and maybe conquered when he spoke at Sacred Heart University on Saturday night. Maybe.
Despite the sweltering heat and a myriad of protestors, Donald Trump supporters turned out in droves to fill the Pitt Center to the brim. Fairfield Patch says several people in the crowd had to be carted out because they fainted due to the extreme temperatures.
Trump opened the night, albeit 30 minutes late, praising the nearly 5,000 audience members for braving the heat and joked that they’ll all lose five pounds because they’re sweating so much.
But the jokes quickly turned into attacks against Hillary Clinton, President Obama, the media, and, as expected, Governor Dannel Malloy. I mean, how much easier of a target could Trump get? Some days, he makes Weicker look like a saint. It’s not an easy feat to make a career out of punishing the Connecticut taxpayer.
Sure enough, Trump eagerly touched on the Governor’s low approval rating and delivered a scathing review of his performance that drew applause and cheers from the audience.
Trump asked the question that’s been on everyone’s minds: “How did you lose GE?” With one of Connecticut’s biggest companies fleeing to Massachusetts… formerly known as TAX-achusetts, it’s really mind boggling that this even came to pass.
Trump continued railing on “garbage” Malloy, commenting about his frequent trips to D.C. and the rumors about him scoring a job in Hillary Clinton’s administration should she win the election. “I wouldn’t hire him,” he cautioned.
But was the rally, even with all the Malloy bashing, enough to bring more voters onto his side?
CT Mirror reports that Trump’s appearance in Connecticut raised many eyebrows, considering the state votes Smurf blue in presidential elections.
However, with Clinton’s single-digit lead over Trump in a recent Quinnipiac poll, and Malloy’s continued rumored promotion should she win the White House, Connecticut has come into play as a possible swing state.
Will Connecticut vote for Trump? The last time the state leaned right was in 1988. Maybe 2016 will be different.