Clinton to follow Trump with economic speech in Detroit
Aug 14 2016
She said she would take up a plan pushed by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., that calls for 10 percent of rural development investments to be made in places where at least 20 percent of the population has lived in poverty for 30 years are more.
Under that scenario, legislation that failed in 2013 would now pass, she predicted.
But in Omaha, Neb., last week, with billionaire investor Warren Buffett by her side, she sounded more like, well, a Clinton.
Invoking a phrase used about onscreen dance partners Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, Obama said, "She was doing everything I was doing, but just like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards in heels". "I want you to hold me accountable", she said, "because the stakes are as high as they've ever been in our lifetime". "I was pointing out in both of those instances that Director Comey had said that my answers in my Federal Bureau of Investigation interview were truthful".
Clinton has claimed she never sent or received anything marked classified.
The Trump campaign's ad opens with the caption, "Is robotic Hillary melting down?" followed by a clip that shows Clinton's appearance at the NABJ/NAHJ event.
On immigration reform, Clinton said she hoped Democrats would pick up more seats in the House: "We lost a lot of leverage because we lost the House of Representatives".
'As you know, Secretary Clinton accepted our invitation. She nodded and smiled.
No, I mean, I think it was a bigger issue. "I do take it seriously when people say those things, and I recognize that I have work to do".
According to a recent study by Tufts University, more than 2 million young voters cast ballots for Sanders in 21 US states by June 1 while roughly 760,000 young voters voted for Clinton.
She used her hour with the media to juggle questions about her trust deficit with voters and her email troubles, and to explain how she would implement her economic and immigration reform initiatives, if elected, in contrast with Donald Trump, whom she derided as wrong for America.
The Democratic nominee also took shots at her Republican opponent Donald Trump by bringing up his racist remarks against Mexicans and Muslims. "I have been trying to understand what it is that has driven people to support Trump, and I've met with some people". Isn't their job to find the truth?
The Obama administration has also been assailed by reporters of falling well short of a promise to be the "most transparent administration in history". And that's what I've heard.
After these words, Hillary cautioned the journalists not to "lose sight of the pain that many Americans are feeling because the economy has left them behind".
She said, "There's nothing like winning to change minds". Before asking his question Friday, O'Keefe encouraged Clinton to "do this more often with reporters across the country, especially those news organizations that travel the country with you everywhere you go".