Trump visits Sanford in three-day Florida campaign swing

- Donald Trump says his first presidential act would be to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Trump told supporters at a rally in Sanford, Florida, that he would immediately "ask Congress to put a bill on my desk to get rid of this disastrous" program, adding "it will be so easy."   Trump has been trying to seize on the act as a potent issue following word that average premiums under the law will jump sharply in 2017.

Trump also pledged to bolster the government's investment in the space program -- a boon to the Space Coast of Florida.  He vowed to create new public-private partnerships to fund the program, which he said has benefited Americans by creating new technologies and more jobs for the region.
 
"In 14 days, we are going to win Florida, and we are going to win back the White House," he said to thunderous applause and cheers.  "I want everyone in Washington to hear and heed the words I am about to say.  If we win on November 8th, we are going to Washington, DC and we together are going to drain the swamp."
 
The airplane hangar rally in Sanford, Florida, left only one more stop for Trump of a three-day campaign swing in political critical Florida.  
 
In other developments, former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump. The Republican and retired four-star Army general is the latest in a series of Bush administration officials who have rejected their party's nominee.  
 
During a campaign stop in South Florida, Clinton assailed Trump for refusing to say he'll respect the outcome of the presidential election.    The Democratic nominee said she has "serious doubts" about whether Trump understands the meaning of the president's oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the constitution."
 
Clinton said Tuesday at a Coconut Creek rally that Trump is "attacking everything that has set our country apart for 240 years." She pointed to his refusal at the final debate to commit to conceding the race if he loses.
 
She joked that Trump would have called George Washington "a loser" for not wanting to be king.
 
During the rally, the crowd broke into a spontaneous singing of "Happy Birthday" ahead of Clinton's 69th birthday on Wednesday. 
 

 

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