GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Donald Trump returned to Colorado over the weekend for two different campaign appearances on two straight days.
On Saturday Trump spoke in Golden and on Sunday the Republican presidential nominee rallied supporters in Greeley.
“The future lies with the dreamers, not with the cynics and the critics,” Trump said during his Sunday speech.
With some recent polls showing the presidential race is a dead heat, if Trump is able to defeat Hillary Clinton in bigger states like Ohio, North Carolina and Florida (where that latest polls are showing he is up), Colorado will become a pivotal state in the race.
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Trump spoke on Sunday afternoon while the Denver Broncos were playing against the San Diego Chargers. He seemed a little bit surprised he was able to compete for attention with the Super Bowl champs.
“This crowd — there are thousands of people outside and you have the Denver Broncos — your team is playing right now,” he said.
“Should we do a little shorter version so you can go home and watch football?” Trump said, to a loud “No” from the crowd.
Trump spoke for nearly an hour in Greeley, but said surprisingly little about newly discovered emails the FBI says appear to be related to Clinton’s private email server, although at one point he attacked Clinton for “her efforts to conceal those crimes by destroying 33,000 emails.”
Outside the arena, protesters chanted as people lined up to get in.
Dave Young, the Democratic state representative for the area, came to the event to show his opposition to Trump.
“His comments are very divisive and dismissive of people and I think Hillary Clinton represents the kind of leader that brings people together to solve problems,” Young said.
The presidential race was already tightening when news of the new FBI probe broke. It came on the heels of hikes in health insurance rates.
Trump said Clinton will double down on Obamacare.
“Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare,” he said.
He also made a direct appeal to voters in Weld County, the biggest oil and natural gas producing county in the state.
“We have under our feet so much wealth. Don’t forget, we have $20 trillion, we’ve got to pay it off,” he said.
The FBI has obtained a warrant to begin reviewing the newly discovered emails but there is no word on when that review will be complete.
In a new poll, most voters say they aren’t swayed by the email discovery but 30 percent say it make them less likely to back Clinton, and half of them lean democratic.
As the race tighten, that could matter.
“I am asking you to dream big, to push for bold change and to believe in a movement powered by the people and their love of our country,” he said.