Before a crowd of thousands at an Atlantic Aviation hangar, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is tied in the race for New Mexico and believes he will carry the Land of Enchantment.
Nine days removed from Election Day, Trump spoke Sunday at a rally in Albuquerque for the second time during the campaign. He made three campaign stops on Sunday, delivering speeches in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Greeley, Colorado earlier in the day.
Trump told his supporters he set up the Albuquerque rally in the last couple of days because the campaign heard the polls showed the race in New Mexico had narrowed. A poll published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on Friday showed Trump trailed Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by five percentage points. She had led Trump by 10 points in a previous poll.
“Traditionally, you understand, Republicans aren’t quite there, right, yet? But this is a Republican who is there,” Trump said. “We’re going to win this state. You’re going to be very happy. I’m going to fight to bring your jobs back, to make your communities safer and secure, and to deliver the honest government America deserves.”
Continuing with his campaign pledge to “Make America Great Again,” Trump discussed how health care premiums continue to rise under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. He told supporters he plans to repeal the act and has several plans to replace it, though he did not mention details.