Time for Trump to stop hiding: Clinton

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016,12:00 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Washington | Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today alleged that her Republican rival Donald Trump does not even respect Americans enough to do what every other presidential candidate has done for decades and released their tax returns. It’s time for Trump to stop hiding, Clinton said at an election rally in Omaha, Nebraska.

My husband and I have put out I think about 33 or 34 years’ worth if you’re interested. He doesn’t even respect the American people enough to do what every other presidential candidate has done for decades and release them, she said. It’s time to stand up for working families. It’s time to make clear that when the middle class thrives, America thrives. And that’s what we’re going to get back to doing, she said adding that she would not rest until they get wages and income rising.

Clinton’s remarks came after billionaire investor Warren Buffet alleged that Trump is afraid to release his tax returns. America is not weak. This is the greatest nation on earth, and our best days are still ahead of us.

Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t have challenges and problems. Of course we do. Right here at home and around the world. But I don’t believe there is anything that Americans can’t do if we make up our minds, because, you know why? We are stronger together, she added. There’s too much inequality and too little opportunity.

Washington is paralysed by special interests and big money. But don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes if we make up our minds to solve our problems. And don’t believe anyone who tells you, ‘I alone can fix it’, Clinton said. When Donald Trump said that in his convention speech, I did a bit of a mental double take. I listened to that speech, 75 minutes of it, and it was like he was talking about a different country.

Forgetting about everyone in America who gets up every day and works together, she said. People who make a difference every single day. He’s forgetting our troops on the front lines, he’s forgetting police officers and firefighters who run toward danger.

He’s forgetting about doctors and nurses who save lives, and teachers who change lives. He’s forgetting about unions who fight for working families, and communities that pull together through hard times, said the former secretary of state.

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