Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is hitting back against Hillary Clinton with another technique, after being criticized for his performance in the debate.
Trump prepared lightly for the first presidential debate. Presently, he’s packing, and he’s doing it in full public view.
Donald Trump is chipping away at a few new assault lines and topics against Clinton, test-marketing them as he goes from rally to rally. It’s all a player with an end goal to make Clinton’s fitness for office, not his, the main part of the campaign, reports CBS News Reporter Major Garrett.
“The only people Hillary Clinton ever fights for are the special interests who write checks for her — big, fat, beautiful checks,” Trump said.
Trump depicted Hillary Clinton as extremely corrupt, claiming pay-for-play plans while she was secretary of state.
“She put the office of the secretary of state up for sale, and if she ever got the chance, she’d put the Oval Office up for sale also,” Trump said.
There’s no proof to bolster Trump’s allegations. Still, he started promoting another catchphrase.
“With her, it’s about ‘follow the money.’ Remember that phrase,” Trump said. “Remember this phrase: Follow the money.”
Trump ridiculed Clinton’s health – one the campaign later blamed on pneumonia.
“Day off, day off, day off… all those day-offs and then she can’t even make it to her car. Isn’t it tough?” Trump said.
Trump additionally swam again into the dustup with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado over her post-pageant weight gain, guaranteeing, “I hardly know this person.”
“They know what they’re getting into. It’s a beauty contest,” Trump told Bill O’Reilly of Fox News in an interview.
This came after Clinton blamed Trump for tormenting Machado at Monday’s debate.
“He called this woman, ‘Miss Piggy,'” she said.
On Wednesday, Trump indicated the beauty queen’s harried past and said he was just trying to help.
“But they wanted to fire her; I saved her job because I said that’s going to be ruinous and I’ve done that with some the young ladies where I saved their job,” Trump told O’Reilly. “And you know what happened? Look what I get out of it. I get nothing.”
Trump anticipated the Machado case could blowback on Clinton. Machado was involved in a 1997 murder in Venezuela and blamed for debilitating a judge. At last, charges were never brought on either check.
Trump seems willing to relitigate the Machado adventure, despite the fact that some post-debate surveys show it has harmed his picture with women voters.