The Daily Update - Clinton / Trump

Yesterday Hillary Clinton warned that if her Republican rival Donald Trump won the race for the White House, the "the king of debt" as she calls him, would cause a "Trump recession."

Speaking in Columbus, Clinton warned "Now I don't say this because of typical political disagreements, liberals and conservatives say Trump's ideas would be disastrous” adding "Economists on the right, the left and the centre all agree Trump would throw us back into recession, if we were to put Donald Trump behind the wheel of the American economy, he would very likely drive us off a cliff and working families would bear the brunt of the impact in terms of lost jobs, lost savings, and lost livelihoods.”

Clinton also went on to attack his business record. "Donald Trump has said he is qualified to be president because of his business record, so let's take a look at what he did for his businesses: He's written a lot of books about business. They all seem to end at Chapter 11; go figure."

This is the second speech in quick succession that Clinton has personally attacked Trump. In the first she claimed his tax plans benefit the rich over working families and that his ideas to toss out trade deals would lead to trade wars, after some had taken years to negotiate. She also claimed Donald Trump was "temperamentally unfit" to become the leader of the free world.

Trump was quick to reply to Clinton's acquisitions on social media claiming “I am 'the king of debt.' That has been great for me as a businessman, but is bad for the country. I made a fortune off of debt, will fix U.S." However when asked on a CNBC interview whether the US needs to repay its full amount on its national debt, or whether the US should try to renegotiate it he replied “Yeah, I think, look, I have borrowed, knowing that you can pay back with discounts. And I have done very well," He later withdrew the comments claiming they had been taken out of context.

Now all this is not to say Clinton is without her faults. On Monday the Republican National Committee (RNC) criticised the State Department “tortoise-like review” of her email scandal. This was less than 2 weeks after the Obama Administration claimed it would take 75 years(!!) to process all the documentation asked for as part of the open records lawsuit. Mark Toner, a spokesman for the State Department, replied when asked about the time it would take claiming “It’s not an outlandish estimation, believe it or not”.