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Thousands of 'deplorables' turn out for Trump in Sarasota

The scene in Sarsasota

Alex Leary | Times

The scene in Sarsasota



SARASOTA - Thousands have packed an arena here for Donald Trump's final stop in Florida, and while polls are are tight, his followers -- deplorables, as they proudly say -- are convinced he will win.

“You can’t touch it. It’s hard to understand this movement. It’s more a feeling than a physical thing," said John Cavanaugh, 49, of Bradenton.

"I like that everybody hates him. All the career politicans hate him. He’s going to shake things up," said Emma Shelter, 35, of Sarasota. "I voted for Obama twice and look where we’re at. It’s scary."

Attorney General Pam Bondi urged the audience to get friends and family to the polls tomorrow. "This so crucial because we know Florida is about the White House."

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 10:45am]


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