Donald Trump attacks Clinton’s national convention speech
Washington, July 29 (IANS) US Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump launched a salvo of tweets to attack Hillary Clinton after her acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention, concluding that “corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes”, media reports said.
In a series of tweets, Trump started by attacking “Hillary’s refusal to mention radical Islam” in her speech. Trump also bashed Clinton as “owned by Wall Street”, and claimed her “vision is a borderless world where working people have no power, no jobs, no safety”, the Guardian reported.
Trump eventually concluded with “no one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton — corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.”
The tweets came as Clinton launched a pointed attack on Trump, questioning his fitness for the presidential office and questioning his temperament — both on and offline.
“Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” she said, adding “a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons”.
During Clinton’s 58-minute acceptance speech as the first woman to be nominated for President by a major US party, Republican Trump’s presidential campaign ramped up its rapid response effort by cranking out 15 emails, the Guardian reported.
The emails all started with “Hillary’s With Us” in their subject line, ranging from: “Hillary’s With Us… If You’re A Clinton Foundation Donor (Goldman Sachs Edition)” to “Hillary’s With Us… If You Break The Rules (Secret Server Edition).”
Each email included a range of press clips backing up various attack lines on Hillary Clinton.
During the speech, Trump’s national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson also weighed in on Twitter. She tweeted: “#crookedHillary doesn’t understand that there is only ONE President not a village of Presidents. @realDonaldTrump can fix it! #DemsInPhilly”.
The Trump campaign also put out a statement, attributed to senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller, that savaged Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton’s speech was an insulting collection of cliches and recycled rhetoric. She spent the evening talking down to the American people she’s looked down on her whole life,” said Miller in a statement.
Miller described Clinton’s address as “a speech delivered from a fantasy universe, not the reality we live in today”.
With the general election officially starting, both Trump and Clinton will hit the campaign trail on Friday. Clinton will start a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania with a stop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, while Trump has two campaign stops scheduled in Colorado, the Guardian reported.