I was listening to Trump babble on in the background while I was working at my desk this morning. I think this is a pretty thorough overview of what I took away listening to him.
Donald Trump’s Clinton attack speech reveals just how little he understands the world
Donald Trump gave his first major speech of the election attacking Hillary Clinton on Wednesday morning. It mostly focused on labeling Clinton as corrupt, his stock “Crooked Hillary” line expanded to an hour. But it also tried to label Clinton as incompetent, blaming her personally for a series of events ranging from the decline of manufacturing jobs in the US to the rise of ISIS in Iraq.
And thought I’d check some of the claims he made while breaking for lunch. An hour and a half later it appears some news organizations have already beat me to it…
Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech
Donald Trump delivered a speech Wednesday billed as a broadside attack on presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy and economic record. Trump called the address an opportunity to “discuss the failed policies and bad judgment of Crooked Hillary Clinton.” NBC’s political and investigative teams fact-checked some of the claims in Donald Trump’s speech.
The Discredited Books At The Heart Of Trump’s Speech
Donald Trump cited claims from two discredited anti-Clinton books — Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash and Gary Byrne’s Crisis of Character — in his June 22 speech attacking Hillary Clinton. Clinton Cash is filled with errors and sloppy research, while Crisis of Character has been strongly denounced by Secret Service veterans as implausible.