The gloves are off, and Hillary Clinton delivered a one-two punch to Donald Trump in New Jersey that called out the Republican nominee as a scammer and a fraud who is unqualified and unfit to hold office.
While campaigning in New Jersey, Clinton said:
Every day we learn more about Donald Trump. Just yesterday, we learned the truth about Donald Trump’s big talk about helping veterans. It turns out it wasn’t until the press shamed him that he actually made the donations that he promised. For months, it was all just a publicity stunt.
Well today, we’re learning about another scam. The so-called Trump University. The New York Attorney General is suing Trump for fraud, and his own employees testified that Trump U, you can’t make this up, that Trump U was a fraudulent scheme where Donald Trump enriched himself at the expense of hard working people. Trump and his employees took advantage of vulnerable Americans encouraging them to max out their credit cards, empty their retirement savings, destroy their financial futures all while making promises they knew were false from the beginning.
This is just more evidence that Donald Trump himself is a fraud. He is trying to scam America the way he scammed all these people at Trump U. It’s important that we recognize what he has done because that’s usually a pretty good indicator of what he will do. And on issue after issue, we someone who is unqualified and unfit to be the President Of The United States.
Trump’s fraud isn’t a debatable point. There is ample testimony that Trump knowingly engaged in fraud for profit. Hillary Clinton was painting a damning portrait of Trump being a person who is completely unfit to serve the public in any way, much less be president.
It is one thing to suspect that a candidate is pulling a con. It is quite another to have evidence that the man who Republicans will officially nominate to be their presidential candidate is a con man.
Hillary Clinton’s argument against Trump was devastating, and a sign that Democrats are moving away from the rather bland claim that Trump is a risky choice, and heading for the stronger argument that Trump is a fraud and a criminal who is unfit for office.
Clinton nailed Trump with the sort of succinct argument that defines opponents and wins elections. Hillary Clinton has found her game changer, and the results could wreck Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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