Posted: 2:43 pm Thursday, October 27th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
In the final days of the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump is now trying to link Hillary Clinton even more to the record of her husband, the former President, as Trump tries to tap into a bit of Clinton fatigue with voters.
“We keep electing the same people over and over again,” Trump said in a speech in Springfield, Ohio. “Clinton, Clinton, oh, Clinton.”
“We’ve had enough of the Clintons, in all fairness,” Trump said at his first of three rallies on Thursday in the pivotal Buckeye State.
“We’ve had enough.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 27, 2016
It was just a few weeks ago that Trump was targeting former President Clinton over women who had accused him of sexual misconduct; it was a regular feature of his rallies, and he even brought three of Bill Clinton’s accusers to the second Trump-Clinton debate.
A number of Republicans said that wouldn’t work – and it seemingly did not, as Trump no longer brings that up.
Instead, Trump is focusing his attacks on Hillary Clinton, by bringing up Bill Clinton’s support for the NAFTA trade deal and more.
"Everytime you see a closed factory or wiped out community in Ohio it was essentially caused by the Clintons." -Donald J. Trump #Hillary2016
— kathy2trips (@kathy2trips) October 27, 2016
“Every time you see a closed factory or a wiped out community in Ohio,” Trump said, “it was essentially caused by the Clintons.”
Trump wove together Clinton’s approval of the NAFTA trade deal, along with a decision to let China into the World Trade Organization – saying those combined to rob Ohio of thousands of jobs.
“Can you imagine four more years of Obama?” Trump asked, as the crowd yelled back a resounding, “No!”
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.