“We need Ted Strickland and we need Hillary Clinton,” said Warren, who has been playing the role of attack dog against Trump.
Trump’s campaign spokesman in Ohio, Seth Unger, said: “ Warren’s racially charged tirade at Ohio State is a last-ditch effort to connect with millennials and close Hillary’s huge enthusiasm gap, but Mr. Trump’s message of bringing back jobs and Making America Great Again is winning the day.”
Several hundred Clinton supporters lined up to hear Warren and were met with chants of “Liar, Liar” and “Lock Her Up” from dozens of Students for Trump. Eric Mays of Miamisburg said he supports Trump because he believes Democrats are racist, political correctness has gotten out of control and Trump is honest. Mays brushed off questions about Trump spending five years questioning President Obama’s place of birth. “No one really knew (where Obama was born),” Mays said. “I wasn’t 100 percent for sure.”
Warren called Trump’s questioning of Obama’s birthplace a racist attack.
“Only when his handlers tied him down and forced him did he begrudgingly admit that the man was born in the United States of America,” Warren said. “But think about it this way: What kind of a man does that? A man with a dark and ugly soul, a man who will never be president of the United States.”
Warren talked about the importance of making college affordable for all Americans.
The Clinton campaign is touting her college affordability plan that calls for restructuring of student debt, tuition free community college, child care support for student parents and free public university tuition for families making less than $125,000. The campaign says it would cover up to 150,000 Ohioans and that 1.18 million Ohioans could refinance their student loan debt.
Clinton’s support among young voters is soft, polls show.
In a head-to-head match up against Trump, Clinton holds a commanding 21 point lead among young voters, ages 18 to 34, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. But when Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein are in the mix, Clinton’s lead millennial voters slides to 5 percentage points, according to the same national poll.
In Ohio, Quinnipiac pollsters found that Trump holds a 1-percentage point lead over Clinton in a head-to-head race but his lead expands to four points in a four-way race. Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico who will be listed as an independent candidate in Ohio, is polling at 14 points in Ohio, according to Quinnipiac.