Trump Slams Clinton's 'Disqualifying Conduct'

He plans major boost in military spending
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2016 5:02 AM CDT
Updated Sep 7, 2016 6:15 AM CDT
Trump Slams Clinton's 'Disqualifying Conduct'
Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday.   (Monica Herndon/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Hillary Clinton's email scandal is "worse than Watergate," according to Donald Trump. At a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday night, he hit his rival hard over the contents of FBI documents released last week, saying "her conduct is disqualifying," the Guardian reports. He accused her of "bleaching her emails" and said the only people who get through as many iPhones as Clinton are "usually involved in very, very, I mean very, shady activity." In other developments:

  • At a campaign appearance in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Clinton accused Trump of covering up "scams" and noted "the American people deserve to know what was said" between Trump and Florida AG Pam Bondi before he made a $25,000 contribution to her re-election effort while she was considering joining a multistate fraud lawsuit over Trump University in 2013, the Washington Post reports.

  • With Clinton 2 points behind Trump in a new poll, Politico looks at five ways Clinton has shown that no one—"not the bullpen of the New York Mets, not the French army, not Wile E. Coyote, not even Al Gore"—is better than Clinton at blowing a commanding lead.
  • The New York Times reports that Clinton blasted Trump as "temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the United States" on Tuesday, calling his visit to Mexico an "embarrassing international incident." Asked about the 88 retired military figures who endorsed Trump, Clinton said he "is doing worse than any Republican" for military endorsements and noted that John McCain and Mitt Romney had received between 300 and 500 each.
  • The Hill reports that Trump plans to call for ending the military sequester and boosting spending in a speech in Philadelphia Wednesday. In his Tuesday night speech, he promised to ask Congress to "eliminate the sequester and immediately re-invest in our military." He also slammed Clinton's foreign policy and promised to stop trying to "force democracy down the throats" of countries that don't care about it.
  • Fox News reports that Julian Assange told Hannity on Tuesday that he has plenty of documents on the Clinton campaign to release, and the first batch could come as soon as next week.
(Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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