Jonathan Easley | Five ways Trump will attack Clinton

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Donald Trump - Hillary Clinton (200x200)Five ways Trump will attack Clinton

by Jonathan Easley | April 30, 2016

Donald Trump is ramping up his rhetoric against Hillary Clinton as the GOP front-runner looks beyond the primary to defeating the likely Democratic nominee in the fall.

If Trump and Clinton continue along their current trajectories, it will set up a savage battle between two candidates who appear to genuinely despise one another.

Nothing will be out of bounds.

‘Crooked Hillary’

Trump’s branding of his rivals has been lethal so far.


With “Crooked Hillary,” Trump has a nickname for his rival that could encompass decades of controversies surrounding Bill and Hillary Clinton, from Whitewater to foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation.


The woman card


This week, Trump alleged that Clinton’s gender is the extent of her appeal. He accused her of playing “the woman’s card” and said that if “Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote.”


Physical health and conditioning  


“Hillary Clinton does not have the stamina … does not have the strength to be president,” Trump said on CNN earlier this month.


Foreign Policy

Trump lashed out at Clinton on national security and defense in his much-anticipated foreign policy speech in Washington this week.

The GOP front-runner said that “the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray.”




The trade deals have also been a lynchpin of Trump’s message. He has sought to regionalize the issue at rallies across the country, pointing to local companies that have fled the U.S. for tax shelters abroad.

Trump will likely hammer Hillary Clinton for NAFTA, the 1990s trade pact signed by Bill Clinton.

He’s already pointed to her past support of the Obama administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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