Trump Releases '50 Facts' On Hillary Clinton

| by Ray Brown
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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump released an in-depth, 35-page document that criticizes his presumptive Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

"50 Facts About Hillary Clinton From Trump 'Stakes of the Election' Address" contains that number of criticisms of Hillary Clinton, as well as her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The “facts” include policy criticisms like the Clintons' effect on trade and Wall Street, as well as criticisms of how they raised money through the Clinton Foundation and high-paid speeches given to corporations and investment firms.

Trump's first fact states: “Clinton trade deals are disastrous” and goes on to explain that “More than 5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs were lost between 1997 and 2014, primarily due to growing trade deficits with countries that have negotiated trade and investment deals with the United States.”

Citing the Economic Policy Institute's World Economics Blog, Trump says that the job losses amount to “one-third of U.S. manufacturing during the NAFTA-China era,” referring to the controversial North American Free Trade Agreement pushed for and signed into law by President Clinton.

Trump's fact list also states that Clinton “performed favors for donors” during her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state between 2009 and 2012.

“It is beyond dispute that these very same donors and the Clintons’ political allies have won the focused attention of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State,” Trump said, quoting a November, 2015 Harper's Magazine article.

Trump goes to list several examples of donors who appeared to have benefited from their Clinton Foundation generosity, including Raj Fernando, an American investor who donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and was then appointed to the State Department's International Security Advisory Board at Clinton's “insistence,” according to ABC News, although it wasn't clear why a businessman and philanthropist should be on the board.

The document goes to list 48 other well-documented criticisms of Clinton.

The Clinton campaign hasn't yet responded to the document. 

Sources: DonaldJTrump.com, ABC News, Harper's Magazine / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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