In a crucial Wednesday speech in New York City, Donald Trump took his biggest swipe at Hillary Clinton yet, slamming the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee both for her policy failures and her personal shortcomings.
During the speech, Trump called her a “world-class liar” regarding both her email scandal and the Clinton Family Foundation and said that she was “sleeping” when the 3 a.m. phone call came in about Benghazi.
He also tied her to the rise of the Islamic State group, particularly since it occurred under her watch at the State Department.
“Hillary Clinton, and as you know, most people know, she’s a world-class liar,” Trump said. “Just look at her pathetic email server statements … or her phony landing in Bosnia, where she said she was under attack and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers.”
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) June 22, 2016
Trump railed especially hard against the Clinton Foundation and its entanglements with foreign governments, saying that she had engaged in a quid pro quo relationship with some of the largest, most powerful, and most repressive governments on earth during her time at the State Department.
“She’s been taking plenty of money out for herself,” Trump said of the Clinton Foundation. “Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft. She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund, doing favors for oppressive regimes and many others … in exchange for cash.”
Donald Trump: “Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft.” https://t.co/xItugGGU60
— ABC News (@ABC) June 22, 2016
Take China, with whom Hillary Clinton was negotiating at the State Department while China was lavishing money on the Clinton Foundation.
“Hillary Clinton gave China millions of jobs, our best jobs,” Trump said. “In return she got rich. She gets rich making you poor.”
Trump also slammed her on the email scandal, saying that it should disqualify her because our enemies could have hacked into it and put together a “blackmail file.”
“While we may not know what’s in those deleted emails, our enemies probably know every single one of them,” Trump said. “So they probably have a blackmail file over somebody who wants to be the president of the United States. This fact alone should disqualify her from the presidency. We can’t hand over the government to someone who’s deepest, darkest secrets may be in the hands of our enemies.”
— CNN (@CNN) June 22, 2016
And it wasn’t just her lying. Trump slammed her on her tenure as secretary of state, arguing that she “should not be congratulated” for her job at the State Department. If anything, he said she was “more wrong, more often” than any other secretary of state.
He was particularly critical of her role in Benghazi, saying that her inattention caused the deaths of four people, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
“As the phone rang at three in the morning, as per the commercial, Hillary Clinton was sleeping,” Trump said. “No secretary of state has been more wrong, more often, in more parts of the world, than Hillary Clinton. Her decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched.
“Among the victims, our late ambassador, Chris Stevens. I mean, what she did with him was absolutely horrible.”
MSNBC: Trump: “No secretary of state has been more wrong more often … than Hillary Clinton” … https://t.co/OKqD8mPSN2
— Slantpoint® Now (@slantpointnow) June 22, 2016
After a difficult week, it’s clear that Trump is keeping his eyes on the prize — namely, on letting America know the kind of person that Hillary Clinton really is, despite her attempts and those of her allies in the mainstream media to disguise her real self.
This is definitely going to be driving the conversation the next few days, and I can guarantee Hillary will be hating it.
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