Democrats unleash barrage on Trump; call him fraud, hypocrite

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016,11:37 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Philadelphia | Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a fraud, a liar and a hypocrite, top Democratic leaders and speakers at the party’s national convention said today as they lashed out at the billionaire from New York. Raising questions on Trump’s business acumen, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said: I am a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one! to loud cheers from the audience.

Trump says he will punish manufacturers that move to Mexico or China, but the clothes he sells are made overseas in low-wage factories. He says he wants to put Americans back to work, but he games the US visa system so he can hire temporary foreign workers at low wage. He says he wants to deport 11 million undocumented people, but he seems to have no problem in hiring them, Bloomberg said.

Truth be told, the richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy. He wants you to believe that we can solve our biggest problem by deporting Mexicans and shutting out Muslims. He wants you to believe that erecting trade barriers will bring back good jobs. He is wrong on both counts, he said. The former New York Mayor said that though Hillary Clinton may not be the perfect candidate, there is no doubt in his mind that she is the right choice.

California Governor Jerry Brown also laid into Trump, calling him a fraud and a liar. Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump is a fraud. Trump says there’s no drought in California. I say Trump lies. So, it’s not surprising that Trump chose as his running mate a man who denies that there”s such a thing as evolution, he said. Brown said while Trump only talks, Clinton gets things done.

As Secretary of State, she paved the way for the historic Paris Climate Agreement, an agreement which 200 nations, including China and India, enthusiastically embraced. And Mr Trump, he says: The world be damned, I’m tearing it up, he said. Trump and those who live in climate denial say otherwise. They tell us we have to choose between saving the economy and saving the planet. Donald Trump and the climate deniers are dead wrong ┬ádangerously wrong, Brown said.

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