Washington: Targeting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over rejigging of his campaign for the second time in two months, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has said the move will not change his personality.
“I think it’s fair to say that Donald Trump has shown us who he is, he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. They can make him read new words from a teleprompter,” Clinton said at an election rally in Cleveland yesterday.
“But he is still the same man who insults Gold Star families, demeans women, mocks people with disabilities, and thinks he knows more about ISIS than our generals,” she said amidst laughter from the audience.
“There is no new Donald Trump. This is it. And you know, I hope you will talk to any of your friends who are flirting with the idea of voting for Donald Trump. Friends don’t let friends vote for Trump,” Clinton said hours after the real estate tycoon from New York made a major shake up in his campaign, which political analysts said is aimed to boost his electioneering.
After the two back-to-back conventions last month, Clinton has maintained a sustained lead in all the major national polls. As per RealClearPolitics, which keeps track of all major national polls, Clinton is leading Trump by more than six percentage points.
Addressing a major election rally in this key swing State of Ohio, Clinton said under his economic proposals unveiled last week, Trump wants to give tax cuts to big corporations, millionaires, Wall Street money managers.
“He’s even created a new tax loophole that we call the Trump Loophole, because it’s really good for Trump. It would let millionaires and billionaires cut their tax rate in half on a lot of their income. Under his plans, Donald Trump would pay a lower tax rate than middle-class families,” she said.
“Of course, we have no idea what tax rate he pays, because, unlike everybody else who’s run for president in the last four or five decades, he refuses to release his tax returns, so the American people can’t really judge,” she said.
Taking a dig at Trump, Clinton said she is proud that she has run a campaign of issues, not insults.
“That’s what I’m going to continue to do for the next 83 days. Because I think the details actually matter. That’s why I sweat the details,” she said.
“I really care a lot about what happens to the young people and the families and our seniors. That’s why I’m going to do everything I can to raise the national minimum wage so that it is a living wage,” Clinton said.