Donald Trump painted a dark picture of an America in decline: Hillary Clinton

July 22, 2016 4:48 pm

Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Federation of State on
July 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (AFP photo)

The
campaign of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has
denounced ’s speech at the Republican National Convention as
bleak, saying he depicted a “dark picture” of America.

“Tonight,
Donald Trump painted a dark picture of an America in decline. And his
answer — more fear, more division, more anger, more hate — was yet
another reminder that he is temperamentally unfit and totally
unqualified to be President of the ,” John Podesta,
Clinton’s campaign manager, said in a statement on Thursday.
“He
offered no real solutions to help working families get ahead or to keep
our country safe, just more prejudice and paranoia. America is better
than this. America is better than Donald Trump. Next week in
Philadelphia, Democrats will focus on issues, not anger. We’ll offer a
positive vision for the future based on lifting America up, not tearing
Americans down,” he added.
The
remarks were made after Trump leveled harsh criticism at his Democratic
rival, ascribing many of the ills the US is now facing to policies
implemented by Clinton and her powerful contemporaries.
“America
is far less safe — and the world is far less stable — than when Obama
made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign
policy. I am certain it is a decision he truly regrets,” Trump said in
his acceptance speech for the GOP nomination.
“This
is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness. But
Hillary Clinton’s legacy does not have to be America’s legacy,” Trump
added.

Donald
Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican
National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AFP)

This
is while Republicans hailed the New York businessman’s speech, saying,
Trump has prescribed a solution to eight years of Democratic policies by
a change in political leadership.
“The
problems we face now — poverty and violence at home, war and
destruction abroad — will last only as long as we continue relying on
the same politicians who created them,” the Republican presidential
nominee said, adding that, “A change in leadership is required to change
these outcomes.”
“I have a
message for all of you: The crime and violence that today afflicts our
nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20, 2017, safety
will be restored,” Trump said.
Meanwhile,
former Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders panned
Trump’s remarks at the Republican convention on Twitter.
“Those who voted for me will not support Trump who has made bigotry and divisiveness the cornerstone of his campaign,” he said.
“Trump
is wrong. The real cause of instability in the Middle East was the
Bush-Cheney invasion of Iraq. By the way, where is President Bush?” the
Vermont senator added.
The
Democratic Party has pledged to address America’s critical issues in the
next week convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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