Clinton slams Trump in her first election economic speech

United States Democratic Presumptive Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
United States Democratic Presumptive Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

{BNN/OHIO, U.S.} – United States Democratic Presumptive Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in her first general election economic speech, took on Donald Trump and painted him as a danger to the country.

According to reports, in her speech in Columbus, Clinton said that Trump was a danger to the U.S. economy.

She reportedly said, “You might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he’d be better prepared to handle the economy. Well, it turns out, he’s dangerous there, too. Just like he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.”

Clinton went on to say that Trump is only a big talker who has only been for himself and that should trouble voters.

She added, “This is his one move. He makes over-the-top promises that if people stick with him, trust him, listen to him, put their faith in him, he’ll deliver for them. He’ll make them wildly successful. And then everything falls apart and people get hurt.”

Clinton reportedly spoke about Trump’s policy proposals point by point which included his proposal to pay off the country’s debt by printing money.

She argued, “Our nation’s economy isn’t a game. Every day we see how reckless and careless Trump is. He’s proud of it. Well, that’s his choice, except when he’s asking to be president. Then it’s our choice.”

On Trump’s job creation proposals, Clinton said, “Maybe we shouldn’t expect better from someone whose famous words are: ‘You’re fired.’”

Clinton also made remarks on how the business mogul made his money. She gave examples of Trump University, which is now defunct and Atlantic City casinos that Trump built, all of which are now shut.

She said that thousands of people lost their jobs due to the closure of these places but Trump emerged just fine. She claimed, “He put his name on buildings, his favourite thing to do.”

According to reports, Trump, who on June 20, fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, is expected to give a speech in New York on June 22, attacking Clinton.

However, although Trump is struggling with his campaign, he has an edge over Clinton when it comes to the economy.

According to a CNN/ORC international poll, 51 percent of the registered voters think that Trump can handle the country’s economy better as opposed to 43 percent who support Clinton.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.