Slate: Donald Trump’s Clinton Speech ‘Terrifyingly Effective’

From Slate:

Donald Trump’s Wednesday morning speech about Hillary Clinton’s record is probably the most unnervingly effective one he has ever given. In a momentary display of discipline, he read from a teleprompter with virtually no ad-libbing, avoiding digs at Bill Clinton’s infidelity or conspiracy theories about Vince Foster’s suicide. Standing in a low-ceilinged conference room bedecked with square chandeliers in the Trump SoHo, a lawsuit-plagued hotel and condo development, Trump spoke for 40 minutes without saying anything overtly sexist. Instead, he aimed straight at Clinton’s most-serious weaknesses, describing her as a venal tool of the establishment. “Hillary Clinton gave China millions of our best jobs and effectively let China completely rebuild itself,” he said. “In return, Hillary Clinton got rich!” He added, “She gets rich making you poor,” and called her possibly “the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency.”

  • Brett_McS

    Some idiotic commentators are gasping that Trump has left himself open to a libel suit. Seriously? They think Hillary will sue and risk discovery?

    • Exile1981

      I hope she does go the libel route as it would sink her canidacy.

  • Mark DeFord Eletion

    In the US, libel laws can not be used against unwanted (including knowingly incorrect and harmful) speech against public figures, especially politicians. People deliberately living a public life, especially those looking for power, are fair game, as they should be.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    As William Blake wrote,
    “A truth that’s told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent.”

    • Justin St.Denis

      William Blake might as well have been a Founding Father, so quintessential was his understanding of humanity.