Posted: 9:32 pm Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
In the aftermath of Monday’s first debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump on Wednesday turned up his attacks on the Democratic Party nominee, labeling Clinton “incompetent” and a “liar,” arguing that she has “failed at everything” in her political career.
“Hillary Clinton is incompetent, I really believe that,” Trump told a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “I’m telling you, she is incompetent,” as he spent almost the first 30 minutes of his Iowa speech attacking Clinton in a variety of ways.
“How can Hillary Clinton try to lead this country when she has such a low opinion of its citizens?” Trump asked, again bringing up her comment about “deplorables.”
"Never have so many serious challenges been met with so unserious a campaign as the campaign of Hillary Clinton,'' Trump says.
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) September 28, 2016
A new repeated attack line aimed at Clinton we're hearing from Trump: "She’d put the Oval Office up for sale as well."
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) September 29, 2016
On Wednesday night in Wisconsin, Trump even trotted out a new charge, going after internet search giant Google, accusing them of favoring Clinton on the web.
“Google’s search engine was suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton – how about that,” Trump said, without offering any evidence to back that up.
“We can’t take another four years of Barack Obama and we can’t take another four years of Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump said to cheers, as he again zeroed in on her work as Secretary of State, as well as the Clinton Foundation.
“She’s there for only one reason – to protect her donors and collect the money,” Trump said, rolling out another new attack line on Clinton:
"Follow the money" appears to be the new hit line on @HillaryClinton that Trump is repeating over and over again at his rally.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 29, 2016
And that was evident in my email inbox as well:
Still part of Trump’s stump speech is a line that many believe could be very potent – if he emphasized it even more – as he argues that Clinton is just part of the status quo.
“Hillary Clinton is an insider who fights only for her donors and herself – I’m an outsider who is fighting for you,” Trump added.
As for the debate, Trump was still arguing on Wednesday that he was the big winner, even though a number of polls weren’t showing that.
“Every single online poll had me winning – sometimes by a landslide,” Trump said, focusing on internet polls, which aren’t seen by most experts as the right polls to look at
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.