Bill Clinton makes campaign stops in the east, including Greenville

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) -- President Bill Clinton's "Stronger Together" bus tour continued Tuesday night at the Five Points Plaza in Greenville. Clinton emphasized the differences between Donald Trump and his wife, Hillary Clinton.

Clinton spoke about what he believes America needs, like debt-free higher education, equal pay for equal work and affordable health care.

Clinton says there is a reason why so many Democrats, and even Republicans, have endorsed his wife's plan.

"One side offers you anger, the other side offers you answers," the former president told the crowd. " One side rubs salts in your wounds and tells you you ought to resent somebody else. The other side, Hillary, offers you empowerment so we can all rise."

Hundreds cheered as Clinton wrapped up his speech, encouraging North Carolina to take part in early voting.

After watching the recent debates, many waited for several hours to catch a glimpse of the Clinton campaign in person.

"As far as the debates, I wish there would have been more policy talks," Joseph Singleton, a Greenville resident, tells WITN. "Most of it was something I wouldn't want my children to listen to. The debates really didn't give much insight other than I think one candidate, character-wise, is just not ready."

Singleton says if Hillary Clinton is elected president, he believes America can be what it should be, a more united country.

Clinton also spent the day making stops in New Bern, Kinston, Goldsboro and Rocky Mount.

It's the second time Bill Clinton has come to Greenville to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump will be campaigning in Kinston on Wednesday.

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Bill Clinton made an unannounced stop in Kinston late this afternoon to campaign for his wife.

The former president is on a bus tour through the East, making planned stops in Goldsboro, and Rocky Mount earlier Tuesday.

About 100 supporters greeted the 42nd president outside Mother Earth Brewing. Former Governor Jim Hunt was with Clinton on the Kinston stop.

He is then traveling to Greenville for a 7:15 p.m. rally at Five Points Plaza. The city will close several streets and the parking lot for the former president's visit.

Gates for the Greenville event open at 5:30 p.m.

It's the second time Bill Clinton has come to Greenville to stump for his wife, Hillary Clinton.


Greenville road closures

• The 5 Points Lot closed Monday at 1pm.

• Evans Street will be closed from Dickinson Avenue to 4th Street starting at approximately 2pm Tuesday.

• 5th Street will be closed between Greene and Cotanche Street around 2pm.

• Washington at 4th Street will also close at 2pm. Detours will be posted.

• Guests are encouraged to use the 4th Street parking deck or other public lots downtown for parking. Please do not park at the library.

• There will be one single pedestrian entrance on the south side (Dickinson Avenue entrance) of the 5 points lot. The rest of the event area will be taped off. Come early and expect long lines.

• There will be a designated demonstration area on the public sidewalk on Dickinson Avenue in front of the library.