Trump Unleashes Furious Beatdown on Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump was scheduled to deliver a speech outlining the numerous weaknesses of Hillary Clinton last week, but his rhetorical beatdown was postponed due to the tragedy in Orlando. On Wednesday, however, Trump returned to the speech and laid out the many reasons why his opponent would be a disaster as president.
“Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and theft,” Trump said. “She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes and many others in exchange for cash. Then, when she left, she made $21.6 million giving speeches to Wall Street banks and other special interests – in less than two years – secret speeches that she does not want to reveal to the public.”
Trump painted a picture of Hillary that rarely breaks through the mainstream media’s wall of protection, delivering one of the most withering political speeches in modern memory. At times, his attacks echoed those of Hillary’s rival in the primaries, Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was clear that those similarities were not lost on Trump.
“The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money,” he said. “That’s why we’re asking Bernie Sanders’s voters to join our movement: So together we can fix the system for all Americans.”
Trump dismissed critics of his protectionist trade proposals, citing several of the country’s most foundational figures to defend his America First policy.
“One of the first major bills signed by George Washington called for ‘the encouragement and protection of manufacturing’ in America,” Trump said. “Our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, warned us by saying: ‘The abandonment of the protective policy by the American government will produce want and ruin among our people.'”
All in all, Trump hammered Clinton and the Washington establishment on everything from domestic infrastructure to trade to terrorism. He even drew from books like Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash to shine a light on Hillary’s outrageous use of the State Department as a funnel for private donations.
The media is already covering Trump’s speech in their usual backhanded way, accusing him of throwing out conspiracy theories and distasteful attacks – as if there is anything honorable in the way Hillary Clinton has spoken of Trump.
But the words themselves are out there, and every American is free to research Trump’s claims to their own satisfaction. They might find there’s more truth there than the networks would have us believe.