Hillary Clinton responded to the potential economic upheaval that could be caused by the Brexit vote by vowing to protect American workers. Donald Trump’s response was to think about how much money he could make.
In a statement, Clinton said, “We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made. Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe. This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests. It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”
Contrast Clinton’s thoughtful response with Trump’s top concern being that the collapse of British pound could lead to more people visiting his golf course. While in Scotland, Trump said, “If the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry frankly.”
The difference between the two candidates is striking. Hillary Clinton is thinking about the American people during a time of potential global economic uncertainty, while Donald Trump is focused on how much he could potentially make off the economic misery of others.
One candidate is acting like a potential president. The other is behaving like running for president is a temporary part time job.
Donald Trump refuses to put the American people first, which is why his new campaign slogan shouldn’t be I’m with you, but I’m with me.
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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