The economy was the focal point of Hillary Clinton’s speech during her stop in Ohio– a critical battleground state. The former secretary of state delivered remarks that casted Donald Trump as a danger to the U.S. economy.
Clinton began her speech by saying, “our president should fight for families—not just themselves.”
In her first stop to Columbus as the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee, Clinton directed her attention against Republican opponent Donald Trump, calling his economic proposals dangerous.
“You might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he’d be better prepared to handle the economy. Well, it turns out, he’s dangerous there, too,” Clinton told supporters. “Just like he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.”
Clinton referenced several controversial comments Trump has made in the past about issues including minimum wage, and pay equality for women. She said Trump had “said all kinds of things about women in the workforce. He once called pregnant employees — and I quote — ‘an inconvenience.’”
Clinton, who has often been criticized for her ties to Wall Street, suggested Trump would “take us back to where we were before the crisis” and “rig the economy for Wall Street again.”
She also pointed out that Trump had not released his tax returns, suggesting that he might be “afraid” of voters seeing what they would reveal. “Maybe he isn’t as rich as he claims,” she said.
Clinton made a stop in Cleveland last week and talked about gun control following the shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people.
A new Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday morning shows Clinton and Trump in a tie at 40 percent each in Ohio. The survey also showed that 52 percent of Ohio voters say Trump would do better at creating jobs, while 39 percent say Clinton’s performance would be better.
Clinton plans to visit Raleigh, North Carolina tomorrow, where she will further address her economic plans.