Yesterday presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump launched fresh attacks against Democratic presumptive presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, calling her a “world class liar” in a speech that attacked her character and was paradoxically filled with some half-truths and political rhetoric.
Trump claimed in his speech that Clinton perfected the politics of “personal profit and theft” and later criticized her campaign slogan “I’m with her.”
Trump concluded, “She thinks its all about her.”
Although Trump’s own Clothing Collection has been outsourced and manufactured in Mexico, a country that Trump previously accused of sending rapists and drug dealers to the U.S, he criticized a policy of putting globalization first ahead of the American worker.
“We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed” Trump said.
“Our country will be better off when we start making our own products again, bringing our once great manufacturing capabilities back to our shores” Trump added.
Trump blamed Clinton for having a trade deficit with China that soared 40% during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State which he maintained is a disgraceful performance for which she should not be congratulated, but rather scorned.
Factcheck.org correctly points out that the trade deficit with China actually went up 17.5 %, and not 40 % as Trump cited and noted that trade is under the purview of the Commerce Department, not the State Department where Clinton worked.
Later in his speech, Trump read a quote from Peter Schweizer, the author of the book Clinton Cash, a discredited anti-Clinton book filled with distortions and questionable research that reportedly documents how Bill and Hillary used the State Department to enrich their family at America’s expense.
Trump quoted a quote from Schweizer’s book that claimed the following:
“At the center of US policy toward China was Hillary Clinton…at this critical time for US-china relations, Bill Clinton gave a number of speeches that were underwritten by the Chinese government and its supporters.”
Trump said these funds were “paid to the Clinton bank account” while Hillary was negotiating with China on behalf of the United States.”
However, Schweizer presented no evidence whatsoever that shows how the donations influenced Clinton’s actions towards China.
Trump said that the Hillary Clinton foreign policy has cost America “thousands of lives and trillions of dollars – and unleashed ISIS across the world.”
Trump also criticized Clinton regarding the death of late U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens who was killed in Benghazi, Libya.
“Among the victims is our late Ambassador, Chris Stevens. He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed — that’s right, when the phone rang at 3 o’clock in the morning, she was sleeping” Trump said.
Factcheck.org shows that Clinton was continuously engaged in responding to the Benghazi attack from the moment she learned of it in the afternoon and “didn’t sleep all night.”
Clinton’s Speech in North Carolina
Hilary Clinton said in a speech yesterday from Raleigh, North Carolina that Donald Trump offers no real solutions for the economic challenges we face.
Clinton explained in her speech that too many of our representatives in Washington are in the grips of a failed economic theory called “trickle down economics” and said there are still people in Congress who insist on cutting taxes for the wealthy instead of investing in our future.
Clinton criticized corporations that have favored hedge funds, big shareholders, and top management at the expense of their workers, communities and even their long-term value.
“So corporations stash cash overseas or they send it to top shareholders in the form of stock buybacks or dividends instead of raising wages or investing in research and development” Clinton said.
Clinton spoke about in her first 100 days she would like to establish an infrastructure bank that will bring private sector dollars off the sidelines and put them to work here.