Hillary Clinton is not holding back. In a pointed attack on Tuesday, she blasted Donald Trump’s economic platform, criticizing his business record and calling him a threat to the U.S. economy. “The United States of America doesn’t do business Trump’s way,” she said.
During her remarks in Columbus, Ohio, Clinton sought to discredit her Republican rival’s plan for the economy, from how he’d pay off the national debt to his tax plan. The speech took on a similar tone to another earlier this month focused on foreign policy: “Just like he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy,” Clinton said.
Among the litany of Clinton’s criticisms was how a Trump administration could lead to a recession. Clinton cited one of John McCain’s former economic advisors who described how that might happen. “We would lose 3.5 million jobs, incomes would stagnate, debt would explode, and stock prices would plummet,” she said, also highlighting an analysis by the Economist Intelligence Unit that named Trump “as a risk to the global economy.” Clinton also slammed Trump’s tax plan, noting that Trump hasn’t released his tax returns. “Maybe he isn’t as rich as he claims,” she said. She also raised the lawsuit against Trump University.