Trump blasts Hillary as a ‘world-class liar’

Donald Trump launched a searing attack on Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, slamming her as “a world-class liar” who “may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the United States.”

Speaking deliberately and reading from a teleprompter at his SoHo hotel, Trump hammered Clinton as a failed secretary of state who can’t be trusted on issues ranging from Middle East turmoil to immigration and trade.

“Her invasion of Libya handed the country over to ISIS, the barbarians. Thanks to Hillary Clinton, Iran is the dominant Islamic power in the Middle East and on the road to nuclear weapons,” Trump said to a crowd of about 50 in the made-for-TV event.

“Hillary Clinton’s tryout for the presidency has produced one deadly foreign policy disaster after another,” he said, speaking in a moderate tone.

The uncharacteristically disciplined speech was Trump’s first major address since shaking up his campaign in what promises to be a brutal battle for the White House.

It also came as the billionaire businessman faced growing questions about his readiness not only for the presidency, but for the race he will need to run to win given his bare-bones campaign operation.

Team Trump hoped the carefully scripted speech and modulated delivery would quiet those concerns and rally Republicans around their fierce opposition to Clinton.

The Clinton Foundation was a prime target for Trump.

He said the former first lady used her career in public life to get rich by cutting deals with brutal foreign regimes that then donated millions to her family’s foundation or paid for Bill Clinton’s speeches.

“Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft,” he charged.

“She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund doing favors for oppressive regimes and many others and really many, many others in exchange for cash, pure and simple,” Trump said.

He specifically took aim at the Clintons for raking in millions from Saudi Arabia and other countries that criminalize homosexuality.

As president, Trump added, Hillary would be controlled by Wall Street, CEOs and foreign governments who paid the Clintons to give speeches over the years.

“They totally own her and that will never, ever change,” he charged.

Trump also accused Clinton of giving “China millions of our best jobs and effectively let China completely rebuild itself. In return, Hillary Clinton got rich!”

During the 45-minute speech, Trump pledged to “appoint judges who uphold the Constitution,” reform the nation’s immigration policies and repeal ObamaCare.

Trump continued with a laundry list of charges against Hillary and the Obama presidency — including the failure to maintain the country’s infrastructure while making trade deals that cost American jobs.

“When I see the crumbling roads and bridges or dilapidated airports or factories moving overseas to Mexico or other countries, I know these problems can all be fixed but not by Hillary Clinton, only by me,” he said.

He also appealed to Bernie Sanders’ supporters to back him — and repeatedly questioned the presumptive Democratic nominee’s honesty.

“Hillary Clinton, most people know, she’s a world-class liar. Just look at her pathetic e-mail server statements or her phony landing in Bosnia where she said she was under attack and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers, a total lie. This was one of the beauts,” Trump said.

The crowd included Trump New York campaign co-chair Carl Paladino.

“I thought it was awesome. Donald let go all of the guns!” Paladino gushed.

Clinton, speaking in North Carolina, said Trump was peddling “outlandish lies” and “reckless ideas that will run up our debt and cause another economic crash.”

Trump’s attacks, she said, were an effort to distract people from the issues. “That’s why he’s attacking my faith. Sigh,” she said, referring to his comments a day earlier questioning her Christianity.


Trump blasts Hillary as a ‘world-class liar’
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