GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Former President Bill Clinton was in Greenville Tuesday to campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton.
He spoke for nearly an hour in Uptown Greenville to crowd of more than 1,000 supporters. During his speech, he discussed his wife’s plan for the economy and helping everyone.
“We should have equal pay for equal work and every man in America should be for it,” he said. “We should raise the minimum wage so nobody who works 40 hours a week can live in poverty.”
Clinton said his wife envisions a future where kids don’t have to live in poverty and debt to get an education. He also said Hillary Clinton wants to ensure there is proper training for jobs that employers need to fill.
The major focus if Clinton is elected would be small businesses.
“Two thirds of all the jobs created in America in the last 20 years have been created by small businesses,” he said.
Bill Clinton also spoke about the need to invest in connecting everyone, regardless of where they live. Having access to internet would be critical.
“We can afford a major national infrastructure plan that will connect places like Eastern North Carolina to the rest of the American economy,” Clinton said.
Supports lined up early for the event. Michael Holbrook drove three hours from Greensboro to see Bill Clinton in person. He said he wasn’t originally a Hillary supporter, but now he is.
“She points out what your struggles are, and she knows and she relates directly to you, whereas Trump just kind of gives a broad spectrum of what he’s going to do,” Holbrook said.
A lot of attention on Hillary Clinton has been surrounding her emails. However, supporters at Tuesday’s rally weren’t concerned.
“She’s not the only person that has had that issue, and I think that it’s not a real big problem,” said Jackie Brown.