Republicans around the nation have done everything in their power to attempt to harm or impede Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, and in every instance they have fallen short and proved absolutely nothing. That, however, is not stopping Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump from continuing on with the line of stupid rhetoric to demand Clinton, and The Clinton Foundation be investigated by a “special prosecutor” because the FBI and Department of Justice are not trustworthy. Indeed, according to Trump, if he disagrees with the result of a finding, or a court case, or an investigation — clearly those proceedings were tainted by bias. In taking this line, Trump exposes his own lack of impartiality as well.
During a speech in Akron, Ohio Trump said, “No issue better illustrates how corrupt my opponent is than her pay for play scandals as secretary of state.” The State Department, by the way, already cleared Clinton of any wrongdoing. He went on to say:
“I’ve become increasingly shocked by the vast scope of Hillary Clinton’s criminality. It’s criminality. Everybody knows it. The amounts involved, the favors done and the significant numbers of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. After the FBI and Department of Justice whitewash of the Clinton email crimes, they certainly cannot be trusted to quickly or impartially investigate Hillary Clinton’s new crimes, which happen all the time.”
Trump’s rhetoric will likely prove to be empty and baseless, but he knows this. He is merely attempting to placate his base. He offers no evidence against Clinton, and merely presents wild allegations of which many have long been disproved. Reality doesn’t matter in the world of Trump, because facts are not facts, and proved truths are not accepted. There will be no investigation, but that isn’t going to stop Trump from calling for one.
Hillary Clinton’s representatives offered a sharp and debilitating rebuke to Trump’s rhetoric of impropriety at The Clinton Foundation.
Trump donated to the Clinton Foundation while HRC was Secretary of State. Doesn’t that mean he is calling for an investigation of himself?
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 24, 2016
Watch Trump’s full speech below: