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Clinton hits Trump for string of casino bankruptcies

Hillary Clinton raised Donald Trump's record with bankruptcy as a warning about how he would handle the economy

Dan Merica for CNN reports: in an appearance Monday before union members in Detroit she bashed Trump for his apparent lack of competence regarding the economy. Trump has filed four business bankruptcies in the last 30 years, all of which surrounded his casino holdings in Atlantic City.

"Trump economics is a recipe for lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt. He could bankrupt America like he has bankrupted his companies," Clinton said to laughs from the audience.

Trump has always been defending himself, pointing at the fact that he personally never went bankrupt. "I have used the laws of this country ... the (bankruptcy) chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family," he assumed last year.

Clinton never missed a chance to criticize Trump’s position on economics while advocating for raising the federal minimum wage, mandating equal pay for women and protecting unions.

"He actually talked about getting rid of the national minimum wage altogether. Shouldn't be surprising, he has hired union busters to break up organizing campaigns on the properties that he owns," Clinton said.

Clinton added that Trump economics "would mean running up our debt, stating trade wars, letting Wall Street run wild," all policies that could "cause another crash and devastate working families and our country."

"We need a president who will use the bully pulpit to stand up for working families -- but the last thing we need is a bully in the pulpit," Clinton said.

As the general election draws closer, Clinton has begun testing lines on Trump and her campaign has started workshopping ways to do what 16 other Republicans couldn't do: Take down Trump.

 

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

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