Donald Trump Implores New Hampshire Rally To Help Him Rebound

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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MANCHESTER, N.H. — On the night before the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump implored voters at a campaign rally here to help him rebound with a big win on Tuesday.

“This is sort of our final lovefest, all right?” Trump said to several thousand at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

“Tomorrow,” Trump said, “you have to get out and you have to vote no matter what.”

“I say it all the time: if you’re sick, if you’re really, like, you can’t move, you’re close to death, your doctor tells you it’s not working, your wife is disgusted with you, she said, ‘I’m leaving’…she says, ‘darlin, I love you, but I’ve fallen in love with another man,’ I don’t give a damn, you got to get out to vote, right? You got to get out to vote.”

After the crowd laughed, Trump quipped: “My wife doesn’t like me when I say that. She says you shouldn’t say that. But that’s OK.”

Trump is looking for a victory in the state’s primary on Tuesday after coming in second place to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses last week. Heading into the vote, at least one poll showed Trump with a lead of 21 points.

The Real Clear Politics polling average has Trump at 30.7 percent, Marco Rubio at 14.8 percent, John Kasich at 13 percent, Ted Cruz at 21.7 percent, Jeb Bush at 10.5 percent, Chris Christie at 5.3 percent, Carly Fiorina at 4.3 percent and Ben Carson at 2.8 percent.

Speaking of his loss in Iowa, Trump said at one point: “I probably did win it anyway,” referencing how Cruz’s campaign likely won votes by telling caucus-goers the false rumor that Carson was getting out of the race.

Trump entered the arena late on Monday evening to The Beatles’ song “Revolution.” The New York businessman explained that he was delayed because the bad weather.

“This is incredible,” he said to the crowd. “We have a blizzard, or at least, a very bad storm and have this many people.”

“This is now crunch time,” Trump said.

Reflecting on the race until this point, Trump said: “I don’t care what happens. No matter what. This has been the most amazing experience, the most amazing experience of my life. And you people have made it that way.”

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