Donald Trump — the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party — will on Wednesday give a speech in New York, targeting his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The speech, which Trump said would address her “failed policies and bad judgment,” would come just a day after Clinton launched a broadside against the billionaire, targeting his record as a businessman.
I will be making a big speech tomorrow to discuss the failed policies and bad judgment of Crooked Hillary Clinton.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2016
“He defaulted and bankrupted his company not once, not twice, but four times. He’s written a lot of books about business, and they all end at Chapter 11 ,” Clinton said during a speech in Columbus, Ohio, referring to the section of the U.S. bankruptcy code. “He makes over-the-top promises that if people stick with him and put their faith in him, he’ll make them wildly successful. Then everything falls apart, and everyone gets hurt.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 22, 2016
Trump’s Wednesday speech, which comes amid reports that the billionaire is having fundraising problems, was originally scheduled for last week, but was postponed following the attack in Orlando, where 49 people were shot dead at a nightclub.
At the time, Trump slammed Clinton and President Barack Obama for “politically correct responses” to the attack.
“When it comes to radical Islamic terrorism, ignorance is not bliss – it's deadly,” Trump said. “The Obama administration, with the support of Hillary Clinton and others, has also damaged our security by restraining our intelligence-gathering and failing to support law enforcement. They have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety, and above all else."
On Wednesday — just a day after the Trump campaign announced the launch of a “Lying Crooked Hillary” website — Trump is widely expected to escalate the war of words in keeping with the recent reorientation of his campaign against Clinton.