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Bill Clinton Touts Hillary’s Economy, Energy Plans at CCRI

[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Former President Bill Clinton shakes hands and chats with the audience at CCRI after his stump speech for Hillary Clinton.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Former President Bill Clinton shakes hands and chats with the audience at CCRI after his stump speech for Hillary Clinton.
Warwick, R.I. — Former President Bill Clinton visited CCRI’s Knight Campus Thursday to stump for his wife, former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, outlining her approach to fixing the country’s economy, helping small businesses and promoting clean energy.

“Let’s give the man from Hope, Arkansas, a warm welcome from the family of the state whose motto his hope, ladies and gentlemen, President Bill Clinton,” said Gov. Gina Raimondo in her introduction.

Clinton’s speech also touched briefly on immigration.

“Rhode Island has a lot of immigrants now. I think immigration reform is important,” Clinton said, referencing Republican presidential primary candidate Donald Trump’s stated intent to send illegal immigrants home and build a border wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

“First of all, it is morally wrong. It is economically dumb,” Clinton said, receiving applause and cheers from the crowd.

“Our youth and diversity is our meal ticket to the future, and we need to put these families together and keep them together,” referencing the illegal immigrant status that  sometimes threatens to split up members of a family who are not legal U.S. citizens through deportation.

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[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] CCRI President Meghan Hughes helps introduce former President Bill Clinton Thursday at the college's Knight Campus in Warwick.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] CCRI President Meghan Hughes helps introduce former President Bill Clinton Thursday at the college’s Knight Campus in Warwick.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] A chorus from CCRI's Knight Campus greeted former President Bill Clinton Thursday.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] A chorus from CCRI’s Knight Campus greeted former President Bill Clinton Thursday.
 [CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Gov. Gina Raimondo introduced former President Bill Clinton Thursday at the college's Knight Campus in Warwick.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Gov. Gina Raimondo introduced former President Bill Clinton Thursday at the college’s Knight Campus in Warwick.
 [CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Former president Bill Clinton and Gov. Gina Raimondo greet the crowd Thursday at the college's Knight Campus in Warwick.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Former president Bill Clinton and Gov. Gina Raimondo greet the crowd Thursday at the college’s Knight Campus in Warwick.
 [CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Paul O'Donnell, Hillary Clinton Campaign volunteer, said he's doing every thing he can for Hillary, hence the hat.
[CREDIT: Mary Carlos] Paul O’Donnell, Hillary Clinton Campaign volunteer, said he’s doing every thing he can for Hillary, hence the hat.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.