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Sanders, Warren, Trump, Trump Jr. all stumping in Colorado this week

October 16, 2016, 9:04 am
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Colorado is clearly still in the cross hairs of the presidential race, with former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders rallying for Hillary Clinton in Denver today and ColoradoCare Amendment 69 in Boulder on Monday, and embattled Republican candidate Donald Trump visiting Colorado Springs and Grand Junction on Tuesday.

Vermont Sen. Sanders has been stumping for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, trying to rally his enormous youth-vote support for the former New York senator and U.S. Secretary of State. He’ll be joined by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Auraria Campus in Denver this evening. Then the purpose of Sanders’ visit to Boulder on Monday is to back the state’s universal healthcare question just as ballots start landing in the mailboxes of Colorado voters this week.

“There is an important ballot initiative in Colorado which calls for a [Medicare-for-all] health care system,” Sanders said in a press release Friday. “It is absurd, it is beyond belief, that here in America we remain the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people. If that proposal can win in Colorado, I believe that idea will spread around the country.”

The Yes on 69 rally will kick off on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder at 5 p.m., Monday, with doors opening at 4 p.m. Funding for ColoradoCare will come from a 3.33 percent payroll deduction for employees and 6.67 percent for employers, eliminating premiums and deductibles. But critics call it a massive multi-billion-dollar tax on business that will result in a vast and unwieldy new government bureaucracy.

Trump, meanwhile, clearly is still targeting the key swing state of Colorado despite his campaign’s implosion last week with the release of a vulgar video tape condoning sexual assault. He’s planning a multi-city visit Tuesday after rallying in Pueblo earlier in the month, but several influential Colorado politicians, including former Republican Gov. Bill Owens and GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, have condemned Trump and called for him to step down.

Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. will also make two campaign stops in Colorado on Monday, meeting with Trump volunteers and supporters in Boulder and Centennial.

Trump has responded to the recent controversy by denying the allegations of nearly a dozen women who have stepped forward to allege everything from groping incidents to inappropriate dressing room behavior. He’s also disparaged the appearance of some of the women and blamed the media and a vast liberal conspiracy.

Trump singled out the New York Times, which wrote about two of the women who claim Trump fondled them without their permission, saying the paper is doing the bidding of Mexico — a nation Trump has demeaned as being populated by rapists and drug dealers immigrating to the United States.

“The largest shareholder in the Times is Carlos Slim,” Trump said at a rally in North Carolina on Friday. “Now, Carlos Slim comes from Mexico. He’s given many millions of dollars to the Clintons and their initiative … reporters of the New York Times, they’re not journalists, they’re corporate lobbyists for Carlos Slim and for Hillary Clinton.”

Slim, a telecom billionaire from Mexico and one of the richest men in the world, is a minority shareholder in the New York Times who loaned the paper money in the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009.

Slim is a property owner and frequent visitor to the Vail Valley in Colorado, where the mayor recently expressed concern that Trump’s anti-Mexico rhetoric would adversely impact tourism to the resort town and endanger its sister-city relationship with San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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David O. Williams

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David O. Williams is the editor and co-founder of RealVail.com and has had his awarding-winning work (see About Us) published in more than 75 newspapers and magazines around the world, including 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), the Anchorage Daily Press (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming), the Chicago Tribune, Colorado Central Magazine, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), Colorado Newsline, Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Colorado Times Recorder, the Cortez Journal, the Craig Daily Press, the Curry Coastal Pilot (Oregon), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Del Norte Triplicate (California), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, Explore Big Sky (Mont.), the Fort Morgan Times (Colorado), the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), the Kingman Daily Miner (Arizona), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the Las Vegas Sun, the Leadville Herald-Democrat, the London Daily Mirror, the Moab Times Independent (Utah), the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), the Montrose Daily Press, The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, the Rio Blanco Herald Times (Colorado), Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), the Salt Lake Tribune, SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Sky-Hi News, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Sterling Journal Advocate (Colorado), the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Health Magazine, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail, Westword (Denver), Writers on the Range and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

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