MIAMI — A mid-performance downpour seemingly did little to dampen the enthusiasm of a crowd of 7,500 that turned out Saturday night for an outdoor concert by Jennifer Lopez staged to drum up enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton's campaign.
The Democratic nominee appeared on stage with the pop superstar as she finished her hit “Let's Get Loud.” The two embraced, and then Clinton encouraged members of the crowd to vote early and took some shots at Republican nominee Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump is out there stoking fear,” Clinton said to boos from a crowd that included many Latinos. “Disgracing our democracy and insulting one group of Americans after another. So let me ask you this? Are we going to let Donald Trump get away with that? You're right. We're not.”
The concert is part of a series the Clinton campaign is hosting in battleground states around the country as the election draws near. Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry and Jay Z are among other performers headlining shows.
Lopez, who endorsed Clinton last year, introduced Clinton as “the next and first female president” and implored her fans to vote for her.
“We’re at a crossroads, and we have to take the right road to the future,” she said. “We have the perfect person to take us there.”
Lopez was joined at the event in a downtown amphitheater by several other artists, including Marc Anthony, her ex-husband, and a pop star in his own right.
Anthony said he wanted to remind Latinos in particular “how important a moment in history” this election is.
Trump has drawn the ire of many Hispanics for his plans for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants and claiming a federal judge of Mexican heritage would be biased against him.
A massive but brief rainstorm 15 minutes into Lopez’s set on Saturday night sent few members of the crowd home.