Hillary Rodham Clinton will be debating her Democratic opponents tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada. The “CNN Facebook Democratic Presidential Debate” will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas in the Encore Theater. While the other candidates were in private preparation for the debate in an attempt to gain traction, Hillary Clinton took the time on debate eve to publicly slam Donald Trump for “anti-unionism” on Monday in front of Trump’s own casino, CNN reported. A “boisterous rally” was led by the politically potent Culinary Workers Union and it was clearly a win-win for Clinton.
According to the New York Times, “They came in droves, pounding drum lines, carrying signs promising ‘No Contract, No Peace,’ chanting in Spanish and English, pressing ever closer to an elevated platform just outside the Trump International Hotel.” The union, which represents casino and resort workers, is trying to organize hotel employees and invited all of the five candidates in town for the debate to the rally, but Hillary Clinton was the only one that showed up and took the opportunity to slam Donald Trump, and at the same time support organized labor.
“Some people say Donald Trump is entertaining,” Hillary Clinton told the friendly crowd. “I don’t think it’s entertaining when someone insults immigrants, when someone insults women.” The union, which represents casino and resort workers, is trying to organize hotel employees at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas.
“You have a right to safe working conditions, you have a right to a living wage, and you have to say yes to all of that and you have to say no to efforts to prevent you from organizing,” Mrs. Clinton told the crowd, “and that means saying ‘No’ to Donald Trump.”
While in town, Hillary Clinton will continue to express support for organized labor and the right to collective bargaining. On Wednesday, October 14, Hillary Clinton will visit a local International Union of Painters and Allied Trades training center and host a campaign rally at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas after the first Democratic presidential debate, The White House Examiner has learned for the Clinton campaign.
Hillary Clinton will be center stage on Tuesday night for the Democratic presidential candidates’ first debate, according to the podium order released by CNN, which is hosting the event. CNN announced the position of the candidates on the stage at the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate in Las Vegas is based on polling. On either side of Clinton, the highest-polling candidate, are Bernie Sanders (to Clinton’s right) and Martin O’Malley (to her left). Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, the fourth- and fifth-placing candidates, bookend the stage.
As a bonus, should Vice President Joe Biden decide to enter the race and take part in the debate, there would be a podium placed on the stage for him as well. However, he is not expected to appear, nor has he made an announcement as to his candidacy.