Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump flipped several of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s attacks that she has used against him directly back onto her during his speech on Wednesday from Trump SoHo in New York City.
“Now I don’t say this because of typical political disagreements – liberals and conservatives say Trump’s ideas would be disastrous”, Clinton said. Of her time as secretary of state, Trump said, “She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes and, really, many, many others, in exchange for cash”. Ted Cruz, whom Trump defeated for the GOP nod, and Bernie Sanders, who remains in the Democratic primary race even after Clinton clinched the nomination.
Clinton was campaigning in North Carolina after Trump’s scathing critique of her foreign policy record and her qualifications to be president.
Clinton said Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border and deport undocumented immigrants would shake the workforce and prove disastrous for the US economy, creating a “Trump recession”.
“There’re going to be consequences for companies that close down, fire their workers, go to Mexico or other places and think they’re going to just sell here because of free trade”, Trump said.
On Monday, Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
The communications efforts varied wildly – from the Iran nuclear deal to the economy to attacks on general election rival Hillary Clinton – suggesting that, more than delivering a focused policy message, the Trump campaign’s goal was to erase any doubts that it was shifting gears into a more active phase.
GOP strategist Liz Mair, who has headed up a “Never Trump” group, said “convention delegates – and indeed Trump himself – ought to be looking for a way out of this, whether that means delegates throwing out the rule book, or Trump withdrawing and going back to running his business”.
Trump said he took pride in having won the Republican primary on a shoestring budget and minimal staff, as he contrasted his primary resources to Clinton’s robust operation. Trump exclaimed. “She gets rich making you poor…”
Trump says Clinton “slept soundly in her bed” while Stevens was killed. It came as the real estate mogul faced growing questions about his readiness not just for the presidency, but for the campaign he will need to run to get there. We’ve only gotten a glimpse of Trump’s financial details, especially as Trump has refused to release his tax returns (because he’s being audited, he claims), but we know he’s worth at least a billion.
Finally, the sparse crowd of about four dozen, many of them enjoying the complimentary top-shelf bar, also included a Mr/s. X, who described the crowd as a “moneyed, older, and pale set”.
“I wouldn’t renegotiate the debt”, Trump said. He said her support for the Iraq war and intervention in Libya have contributed to the destabilization of the Mideast and allowed the growth of the Islamic State militant group.
Donald Trump is laying out a number of goals for the first 100 days of his potential presidential administration.
Ash writes that party leaders “must stand by our presumptive nominee’s side and defend against all who would threaten our legitimacy as a national party”.
“He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed”. In a statement, the Clinton team noted that independent fact-checking organizations have frequently given Trump’s statements failing grades. He’s blasted her “politically correct” response to the Orlando shootings and offered a point-by-point rebuttal on Twitter Tuesday to her hard-charging economic speech aimed at discrediting the Republican’s business credentials.
Turning his sights to Clinton on Wednesday, Trump blasted her foreign policy judgment. It took some guts for her to go. Trump garnered 39% with strong support from older white men.
Today, Donald Trump announced the creation of LyingCrookedHillary.com, a new website documenting how, “at every stage of her career”, his opponent “has deceived the public to enrich herself and family at the expense of Americans”.