Hillary Clinton stops in Seattle for private fundraiser

KING 5's Natalie Brand reports.

SEATTLE -- A long line of rain soaked supporters braved the elements for an afternoon fundraiser with Hillary Clinton and guest speakers Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis.

“People have been waiting in the rain since 10 in the morning,” said Clinton volunteer Diana Lightner. “Obviously, we are getting a full-fledged Seattle experience here for Clinton today.”

A handful of Trump supporters protested outside, at times exchanging words with Clinton supporters.

“Every poll is a push poll,” said Trump supporter Craig Keller. “The Americans are going to have a chance to vote. There’s a lot of silent Americans out there who that are going to vote.”

Inside the Paramount Theater, Clinton took digs at her opponent before a receptive audience that paid anywhere from $250 to $27,000 to attend the event.

“If you know anyone thinking of voting for Trump please stage an intervention,” Clinton said with a laugh.

“He’s now said he’s going to engage in scorched earth attacks, as if what he had been doing wasn’t already scorched earth attacks. I really don’t care what he says about me, what he does going after me. I’m not going to respond to that, but I will stand up and defend everyone else he insults, he degrades, he demeans.”

Local media was not allowed inside the fundraiser, but a national pool camera recorded the speech that touched on not only Trump, but getting out the vote and policy proposals.

“We want to invest biggest investment in new jobs since World War II. We want jobs in infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our ports, our airports, our water systems. An, we want to build a new modern electric grid to be able take and distribute all the new clean energy we’re going to be producing,” said Clinton. “I want us to install a half a billion more solar panels by the end of my first term and enough clean energy to power every home within the decade.”

“When people ask me, ‘so, how are you going to pay for infrastructure jobs and paid family leave..I say well, I’m going to tell you how I’m going to pay for everything. I am not going to add a penny to the national debt. We’re going to go where the money is; we’re going to make the wealthy pay their fair share, and we’re going to finally close those corporate loopholes. And, it would be a good idea to start with my opponent,” Clinton smiled.

Clinton and Trump have one final debate scheduled next Wednesday.

No public events were scheduled during Clinton’s visit to Seattle.

Copyright 2016 KING


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