Donald Trump slams Clinton's 'rosy-dory' optimism at Colorado rallies

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-30 00:51:57-04

DENVER and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Donald Trump is condemning the optimistic picture of the nation that Hillary Clinton painted at the Democratic National Convention.

Trump, speaking at a rally at Denver's Wings Over the Rockies Museum Friday night, said Clinton was "talking last night about how wonderful things are."

"She made it sound like everything is rosy-dory," Trump said. "Things are not rosy-dory, folks."

He claimed Clinton ignored recent terror attacks and disturbing trends in long-term unemployment and housing purchases.

Trump also bragged about TV ratings that indicated that more people watched his acceptance speech that Clinton's speech. The Democratic convention, however, had more overall viewers during the four nights.

He said that he thought Chelsea Clinton did very well and noted that she's is friends with his daughter Ivanka. He joked that he wished they weren't friends "because it would be a lot easier!"

Many observers have said Trump's convention in Cleveland outlined a very dark depiction of the United States.

Before the speech began, anti-Trump Protestors gathered outside the museum but were orderly. The causes drawing them to the event varied.

“I think we're just here to make a statement.  I think that Trump supporters are firmly entrenched in their support for Trump, but we want to make a statement," said protestor Paula Sussman.

But inside was a whole different story. 

"He's going to bring us jobs, he's going to close the border, he's going to stop the terrorists from coming into this country," said Phil Rutledge, a Trump supporter. 

Earlier Friday, Trump claimed that Bernie Sanders "sold his soul to the devil" in deciding to support Hillary Clinton for president.

Trump, speaking at a rally in Colorado Springs, said that Sanders "folded" when he abandoned his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination.

"He wanted to go home, he wanted to go to sleep," Trump said. He then noted that Sanders' "people are angry" and praised their efforts to disrupt the Democratic National Convention.

Trump also complained that the fire marshal in Colorado Springs would not let more people into his event.


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