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Trump: Tampa rally will be profanity-free



The Donald Trump show comes to Tampa tonight, and the star promises it will be family-friendly.

"I won't use foul language. I'm just not going to do it," Trump told a rally in Baton Rouge Thursday. "I'll never do it again actually, and I'll never even copy what somebody asks me to say." 

Trump has been chastised by his rivals and commentators for having repeated a profane description of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that a woman in the audience shouted during a rally in New Hampshire Monday.

"Even in our political culture I teach my kids to be respectful," Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday at a community center in South Carolina. "There are certain words you don't say."

"You turn on the TV and a leading presidential candidate is saying profanity from a stage," Rubio lamented.

The Republican frontrunner's Tampa rally is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 East Fowler Ave. Tickets are free, but people must register on, and bring their printed ticket with them or be prepared to show their ticket on a mobile device at check in. Parking is $20 per vehicle.

Registration does not guarantee entry, which is first come, first serve. Door open at 5 p.m.

The latest polls of Florida Republicans show Trump with a two-to-one advantage over his rivals for Florida's March 15 primary, with the real estate magnate drawing about 40 percent support. The USF rally comes as hundreds of thousands of voters in Tampa have received their mail ballots.

[Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2016 8:52am]


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