Clinton mocks Trump’s commitment to putting ‘America First’
Philadelphia: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today mocked her Republican rival Donald Trump, saying his actions does not show his commitment to putting ‘America First’ as his ties are made in China and photo frames in India.
“He also talks a big game about putting America First,” Clinton said while accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for president in the November general elections.
“Please explain to me what part of America First leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio.
Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin. Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. Well, he could start by actually making things in America again.”
She also promised a comprehensive immigration reform, one of the unfulfilled agendas of the outgoing president Barack Obama.
There were 11.3 million undocumented illegal immigrants in American in 2014.
A comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship to millions of immigrants, including Indians, is a major election promise of Clinton, 68, who is the first women presidential nominee of a major political party.
“We’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy,” she said.
“I believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out,” she said thus vehemently opposing the move of the rival Trump campaign to deport illegal immigrants.
“Comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together – and it’s the right thing to do,” Clinton argued.
Clinton also promised working on the unfinished economic agenda of the Obama Administration and added her own set of proposals to it.
Wall Street, corporations and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes, she said.
“Not because we resent success. Because when more than 90 per cent of the gains have gone to the top 1 per cent, that’s where the money is,” she said.
“And if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we’ll make them pay us back. And we’ll put that money to work where it belongs creating jobs here at home!” she warned.
“Now I know some of you are sitting at home thinking, well that all sounds pretty good. But how are you going to get it done? How are you going to break through the gridlock in Washington? Look at my record. I’ve worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. And if you give me the chance, that’s what I’ll do as President,” Clinton said.