Washington: Donald Trump often confuses leadership with dictatorship, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said as she accused her Republican rival of having a “weird fascination with dictators like Russian President Vladimir Putin.”
“He (Trump) gets confused between leadership and dictatorship. He has a hard time remembering who our friends are and who are adversaries are. He has a weird fascination with dictators like Putin,” Clinton, bashed Trump’s relationship with the Russian president, at an election rally in Akron, Ohio, a key battleground State.
“We have a lot of people living in this part of Ohio who, either themselves, their parents, or grandparents, came from countries that were under the yoke of oppression. And we are never going to let that happen again,” she said.
The former secretary of state addressed several rallies in Ohio.
Clinton said if she becomes president, Trump will be the last major party nominee to keep his taxes largely under wraps.
“If I’m fortunate enough to be president, we’re going to pass a law requiring anybody who is a nominee of a major, national party to have to release their taxes,” she said.
At another election rally in Ohio, Clinton slammed the business record of Trump, who is a billionaire real estate mogul from New York.
“This is Trump to a T. He’s taken corporate excess and makes a business model out of it. He abuses his power, games the system, puts his own interests ahead of the country’s. It’s Trump first and everyone else last,” she said.
“Not a single – not a single CEO of a Fortune 100 company supports Trump’s campaign. Think about it. I’ve been endorsed by very successful people – Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg, Mark Cuban.
I loved what Mark Cuban said when he endorsed me. He said, ‘Look, I’ve been successful.’ He actually is a real billionaire. And you know what? He used profit-sharing to help his employees, not bankruptcy to fire people. And when he sold his first company, he shared the profits with his employees, and 300 of them became millionaires. That’s the kind of business practices I want to see more of in our country,” the 68-year-old said.
Clinton said she is going to use the White House and every tool at her disposal to make the case that patriotism is profitable.
“Standing up for America, investing in America will pay off. Now, we have always had innovators and entrepreneurs who build great companies and create real value. But we should not and we will not respect those who get rich by cheating everybody else,” she said.