Donald Trump delivered yet another raucous speech during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday. He began excoriating his rival in the presidential race, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, almost immediately, beginning with:
“What a sad situation.”
The Republican nominee continued by calling Clinton’s recent speech “average,” and questioning the adulation that was given to her by various media outlets. He continued to voice his displeasure at how he’s been portrayed by some organizations, calling out CNN in particular as “dishonest.”
Though he praised the Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, for her performance during the Democratic National Convention, he had more scathing words for Hillary.
He insinuated that she was an insincere candidate, for overusing teleprompters during her speeches, and again brought up the “missing emails” and recent hacking incidents that have plagued the Democratic party.
Trump expressed confidence in his ability to woo disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters to his cause. He remarked that Sanders looked “angry” during the convention. He was also insistent that Sanders had made a mistake in endorsing Clinton: He said;
“I’ll tell you where Bernie blew it. He sold his soul to the devil.”
The criticism didn’t end there. Trump took a moment to disparage the TPP trade deal, saying:
“It will take your jobs away almost as bad as NAFTA, which was approved by Bill Clinton“
The obvious implication being that there is something shady about deals, and by extension the Clinton’s.
Lock Her Up!
The most shocking point during the speech came after Trump asked the crowd:
“How do you lie to the FBI and now you’re running for president?”
The audience erupted into an anti-Clinton chant, “lock her up,” that first gained traction at the Republican National Convention.
“I’ve been saying, let’s just beat her on November 8 … You know what? I’m starting to agree with you.”
He didn’t end there, however. He doubled down on the statement.
“Every time I mention her, everyone screams, ‘Lock her up’ … and you know what I do, I’ve been nice. But after watching that performance last night, such lies, I don’t have to be so nice anymore. I’m taking the gloves off.”
The comment elicited cheers from the crowd. Trump went on, continuing to attack Clinton. He also defended some of the controversial statements he has made in recent weeks.
Donald Trump did not, however, have much to offer in the way of substantive strategies for helping the nation should he become president. Seems he’s more interested in playing tit-for-tat by way of the media.
You can view the entirety of the speech here:
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