NEW YORK — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hit back at Hillary Clinton Wednesday, slamming her for “spreading death, destruction, and terrorism everywhere she touched” and lying to the American public.
Trump’s remarks come just one day after Clinton went after him for being “dangerous,” “reckless” and “careless.”
“Her decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched. Among the victims is our late Ambassador, Chris Stevens. He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed — that’s right, when the phone rang at 3 o’clock in the morning, she was sleeping,” Trump said, referencing the late U.S. ambassador to Libya, who was killed in 2012 terror along with two CIA contractors and a foreign Service officer at the U.S. compound in Benghazi,” Trump said.
“Ambassador Stevens and his staff in Libya made hundreds of requests for security. Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused them all. She started the war that put him in Libya, denied him the security he asked for, then left him there to die. To cover her tracks, Hillary lied about a video being the cause of his death,” he added.
Trump also slammed Clinton for being a “world class liar.”
“Hillary Clinton who, as most people know, is a world class liar — just look at her pathetic email and server statements, or her phony landing in Bosnia where she said she was under attack but the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers, a total self-serving lie,” he said.
He went on to say, “Brian Williams’ career was destroyed for saying far less. Yesterday, she even tried to attack me and my many businesses. But here is the bottom line: I started off in Brooklyn New York, not so long ago, with a small loan and built a business worth over $10 billion. I have always had a talent for building businesses and, importantly, creating jobs. That is a talent our country desperately needs.”