NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hillary’s Clinton’s campaign says more than 5,000 people attended her event Wednesday in New York City, combining a post-Super Tuesday victory rally with a salute to the labor movement.
Clinton, who won seven states in Tuesday’s primary voting, says, “We couldn’t have done it without labor.”
“Yesterday was one for the history books!” she told the crowd, as reported by 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.
She told the raucous crowd at the West Side’s massive Javits Convention Center, “As long as you are fighting for the rights of the working families of Americans, I will be too.” Many in the audience were wearing brightly colored union shirts and carrying signs.
She urged her union supporters, “Don’t let anybody tell you we can’t make anything in America anymore.”
She vowed Wednesday that labor will “always have a seat at the table when I’m in the White House.”
She said she would “not over-promise,” but when she was senator, “your fights were my fights” and that will continue as president.
She did not mention her Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, or any Republicans by name, but decried that the rhetoric from the GOP side “had never been lower.”
There was also acknowledgment of the emotions Donald Trump has tapped, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports.
“I understand there’s a lot of anger and frustration in the electorate, I get it,” Clinton said.
The rally was attended by labor leaders and several New York elected officials, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Cuomo said that the GOP wants to build walls, while he and those like-minded want to build bridges.
“The wall. The big wall. The long wall. The thousand-mile wall. The China wall! Don’t worry, the wall is a beautiful wall,” Cuomo said, seemingly mocking Trump’s proposal to build a wall paid for by Mexico.
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