Hillary Clinton, lashing out against Donald Trump on Monday, called the apparent Republican presidential nominee a “bully” who would “rip our families apart,” NBC News reported.
During a campaign rally in Detroit, the leading Democratic White House hopeful slammed her likely general-election opponent on a wide range of issues. She told her audience, members of the Service Employees International Union, that Trump “could bankrupt America like he’s bankrupted his companies.”
Clinton continued: “Ask yourself, how could anybody lose money running a casino? Really. We need a president who will use the bully pulpit to stand up for working families, but the last thing we need is a bully in the pulpit. What kind of country would we be if we let Donald Trump rip our families apart? We have to reject this wrong vision for America with a strong, clear voice.”
The former secretary of state went on to blast Trump’s proposal to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living illegally in the United States. She recalled that at a campaign event in February, a girl named Karla Ortiz cried as she described her fear of the government deporting her parents. Clinton told the child: “Let me do the worrying.”
The candidate also criticized Trump for having declared during a GOP presidential debate that wages are “too high.” Clinton supports increasing the national minimum wage to $12 per hour. Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, wants to make it $15.