Cher campaigns for Clinton in Kalamazoo

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 17:28:32-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Pop singer Cher was in Kalamazoo Monday to campaign for Hillary Clinton.

Speaking to several hundred people on Western Michigan University's campus, Cher was calling directly on millennials to vote.

"I believe so strongly in this because I want you guys to have a better life," Cher said.  "I want you guys to be able to have what I had, which was infinite possibilities.  And I want you to have infinite possibilities and I just know you will not have them with [Donald Trump]."

Cher called this "the most important election of her life," going on to say she has "nothing to gain" by campaigning for Clinton other than speaking her heart, again especially to the younger generation she called "the chosen" ones.

“I believe that you are the guys, you are the chosen, it’s not [Trump,] you’re the chosen," said Cher.

And as her message clearly resonated with the younger generation, Cher elevated Clinton mostly by speaking against Trump, using adjectives like "diabolical."

“[Trump] is who you think he is: he’s a racist, he makes fun of people that have disabilities," she said.

Comparatively speaking to Clinton, calling her "very open and hopeful."

“I believe that she has it in her to be a great president," said Cher. "And I believe with Bernie and with Warren that she will be reminded constantly to put the people first.”

Cher only once briefly mentioned the FBI's continued investigation into Clinton's emails, which could be related to her home server, by saying: “I can tell you what’s in my heart. I cannot say that I think it’s going to be easy, and I cannot say you know, I back every play that Hillary’s made because I don’t even know about these stupid emails.”

After her stop in West Michigan, Cher was scheduled to appear at Michigan State University in East Lansing and at a Democratic campaign office in Flint.