Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took the stage and blasted his opponent Hillary Clinton in a series of unfounded accusations and then physically mocked her for needing help off the stage. NBC News reports that Trump implied that Clinton was unfaithful to Bill and stated that she should be in jail, “not running for president.” Donald’s supporters immediately responded to his speech by chanting, “lock her up.”
Donald Trump arrived two hours late for his speech in Pennsylvania late Saturday evening. A week earlier, Donald promised that he would be “nastier” than the Democratic nominee, Hillary. He promised his supporters that he would “put her on blast” and let the country know “what Clinton is capable of doing to America.”
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) October 2, 2016
Donald Trump’s first attack on Hillary was about her marriage to Bill. He questioned whether she was loyal to her husband, then stated that he doesn’t see why she would be loyal to him after all the affairs he’s had. It was a clear assault on Clinton’s marriage. Hillary has previously defended Bill by stating that her husband’s extramarital affairs happened decades ago and they have moved on and are “in a good place.”
Donald Trump’s salty tone seemed to stem from a report published by the New York Times stating that he had claimed a business loss of $916 million dollars in 1995. They claimed that was the last income tax return they were able to obtain and stated the loss was so great that it would have enabled him to not pay any income taxes for decades.
Trump "apparently got to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades—while tens of millions of working families paid theirs." pic.twitter.com/g62jB9fKr5
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2016
Donald never addressed the recent report about his 1995 federal tax return at the rally, instead pushed his attacks on Hillary Clinton’s marriage, health, and stamina.
“Hillary Clinton’s only loyalty is to her financial contributors and to herself. I don’t even think she’s loyal to Bill, you wanna know the truth. And really folks really, why should she be, right? Why should she be?”
The comments came on the heels of the speculation that Trump would bring up Bill Clinton’s past infidelities and use them as a character flaw of Hillary’s. It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that he would use Bill Clinton’s past against Hillary because his campaign has been based on attacking his opponents, often times in the most inappropriate way possible.
“Remember: He got impeached for lying. You remember what he lied about. But he got impeached for lying.”
As if attacking her marriage wasn’t enough, Trump suggested that Clinton “wasn’t healthy enough to take office.” Donald physically mocked her for needing help off the stage in her recent rally. He chuckled as he said, “She is home resting for her next 15-minute speech.”
“Hillary’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she ever can be. She’s the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics.”
Donald’s attacks on Clinton’s marriage comes after the coverage about Trump’s poor treatment of women. During the wee hours of Friday morning, Trump sent a series of tweets with the intention to discredit former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. He alleged that she made a sex tape (which doesn’t exist) and criticized her for gaining weight. Social media exploded by posting videos and interviews of Trump fat shaming Alicia.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 2, 2016
Trump ended his speech by stating that Hillary “could actually be crazy.” If attacking her marriage and health wasn’t bad enough, he decided to attack her mental status. Donald said that Clinton was a “disaster” and she doesn’t “look like a president.”
“Here’s a woman, she’s supposed to fight all of these different things and she can’t make it 15 feet to her car. Give me a break. Give me a break.”
Donald Trump’s comments about Hillary Clinton were not surprising. He’s spent most of his campaign discrediting Hillary by attacking her mental clarity and physical appearance. The newest attack on Clinton’s marriage is a last ditch attempt to bring Bill’s extramarital affairs in the spotlight and make them a character flaw for Hillary.
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