Hillary Clinton has a campaign slogan.
“I’m with her.”
Donald Trump flipped that on its head with one devastating attack.
In a speech he billed as a rough attack on Hillary, Trump turned her campaign slogan against her.
He said if her slogan was “I’m with her,” he had a simple response — “I’m with you.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2016
In his speech, Trump detailed all the ways Hillary has sold out American interests and how he intends to put America first.
Trump blasted Hillary for supporting global trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Trump argued these deals ripped away our manufacturing base, and that by supporting them Hillary stood with the globalists.
In his speech he declared:
“I have visited the cities and towns across America and seen the devastation caused by the trade policies of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton supported Bill Clinton’s disastrous NAFTA, just like she supported China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization.
We’ve lost nearly one-third of our manufacturing jobs since these two Hillary-backed agreements were signed.
Our trade deficit with China soared 40% during Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State — a disgraceful performance for which she should not be congratulated, but rather scorned.”
The Republican frontrunner also stated that Hillary’s support for open borders and amnesty puts her against the American people.
According to the transcript of Trump’s speech:
“Hillary Clinton has put forward the most radical immigration platform in the history of the United States.
She has pledged to grant mass amnesty, and in her first 100 days end virtually all immigration enforcement, and thus create totally open borders in the United States.
The first victims of her radical policies will be poor African-American and Hispanic workers who need jobs. They are the ones she will hurt the most.”
Trump painted Hillary as a corrupt tool of the global elite.
He contends that by standing with them and supporting their policies of international trade deals and open borders, Hillary forfeits her right to claim she is running for president to help the American people.
And by contrasting Hillary’s “I’m with her” slogan against his “I’m with you” declaration, Trump framed Hillary as a monarch-like figure demanding loyalty from her subjects — as opposed to his interest in working on behalf of the people as a citizen politician.