Republican nominee for president of the United States, Donald Trump, recently blasted his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who he called a “world-class liar” that pursues her own interests and is benefiting personally from her powerful contacts in the political world. Trump had some pretty harsh words for the former Secretary of State during a speech given on Tuesday to evangelical leaders in New York City.
“We don’t know anything about Hillary in terms of religion,” Trump said. “She’s been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there’s no—there’s nothing out there.”
It appears that Trump has renewed his attacks on Clinton at a time when candidates are leaving behind the long run primary and begin to focus on the upcoming presidential election in November.
In the past, Clinton has addressed her religious beliefs and she once described her faith as being the background music of her life.
“I have always had a deep personal faith that was rooted in the Methodist church in large measure because I was christened into it, I grew up in it. But, it also very much reflected how I thought about faith as I matured,” Clinton said in an interview with the New York Times. “It has looked like the connection that I felt like I made as a child but just kept growing and was always present in my life. I believe in the father, son, and Holy Spirit, and I have felt the presence of the Holy Spirit on many occasions in my years on this earth. I pray, I read the Bible, I read commentary on scriptures, I read other people’s faith journeys.”
As reported by The Wall Street Journal,Trump suggested that Clinton’s religious faith was some sort of a mystery and said that if Hillary is elected president “it’s going to be an extension of Obama, but it’s going to be worse, because with Obama you had your guard up; with Hillary, you don’t, and it’s going to be worse.”
Trump also attacked Clinton for supporting trade agreements such as the Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico — which came into force during the presidency of her husband Bill Clinton — and the Trans-Pacific Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), approved by 12 nations last year. Furthermore, the billionaire businessman accused the Clinton foundation of accepting “blood money” from foreign governments that “brutalize” women and gays.
Although the Clinton Foundation has distanced itself from TPP, Trump said it will cost millions of American jobs.
According to a report from Moody’s Analytics, electing Donald Trump as president will spell disaster from the U.S. economy. Citing information from the report, CNN wrote that under a Trump presidency about 3.5 million Americans would lose their jobs, unemployment would jump back to 7 percent, home prices would fall, and the stock market would plummet.
“The economy will be significantly weaker if Mr. Trump’s economic proposals are adopted,” Moody’s report states. “It will be a difficult four years for the typical American family.”
Meanwhile, a poll published Monday performed by the University of Monmouth revealed that Clinton has an 8 point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters in the presidential election on November 8. Monmouth surveyed 803 registered voters from June 15 to 19 for the poll and the results show that both candidates have negative favorability ratings, though Trump is further underwater. “The Donald” also has more voters who say it is very important to keep him out of the White House (49 percent) than Clinton, (41 percent).
The disclosure of the survey, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percent, coincided with the announcement of the dismissal of Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, after several reports suggesting that his presence in the campaign had grown toxic.
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