Donald Trump is now officially the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 4, 2016
As such he is now shifting his focus to Hillary Clinton. Breitbart reports;
“The real enemy is Hillary Clinton and four more years of essentially Obama,” Trump said. “The country cannot take it. Our country is not going to be able to survive four more years of incompetence and bad decision-making. As Bernie Sanders says loud and clear, Hillary Clinton suffers from bad judgment.”
CNN reports; By a 50% to 45% margin, voters say Trump would do a better job handling the economy than Clinton would. Almost 9 out of 10 voters in the poll called the economy extremely or very important to their vote for president, outranking any other issue tested in the poll.
“It is surpassing strange and deeply troubling to hear prominent presidential candidates boast of their determination in office to destroy the livelihoods of tens of thousands of hard-working Americans,” National Mining Association President and CEO Hal Quinn said.
Clinton’s comments add “to the abundant evidence that she and the administration she supports are completely out of touch with working Americans and the industries that employ them,” Quinn added.
“She doesn’t understand trade,” Trump said. “Her husband signed perhaps in the history of the world the single worst trade deal ever done. It’s called NAFTA.”
“I watched her three or four weeks ago when she was talking about the miners as if they were just numbers and she was talking about she wants the mines closed and she will never let them work again,” Trump also said. “Let me tell you: the miners in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, which was so great to me last week and Ohio and all over, they’re going to start to work again, believe me. You’re going to be proud again to be miners.”
“A poll came out yesterday and in that poll I’m now leading Hillary Clinton. I’m now leading Hillary,” Mr. Trump said. “That’s going to continue because they’re not going to be able to do it folks. They’re not going to be able to make great trade deals.”
Mr. Trump is right the working class needs a President who will put Americans first and Hillary is the enemy of Main Street when it comes to unfair free trade. Democratic voters are turning away from free trade agreements.
“But the real show-stopper is the fact that 73 percent of tech CEOs support global free trade over workers, compared to only 20 percent support from Democrats for free trade.”
Furthermore, about 61 percent of tech founders believe there is “no inherent conflict between citizens, corporations and government,” compared to only 20 percent of Democrats. Perhaps the biggest reason that Silicon Valley tech founders believe there are no conflicts is that they have received exactly what they wanted from a Democrat in the White House.
Not only have Silicon Valley tech companies offshored labor costs to the third world, but they have also off-loaded $89 billion of their U.S. tax liability through the use of foreign tax havens, according a report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.” In addition, Bloomberg reported last month;
Opposition to free trade is a unifying concept even in a deeply divided electorate, with almost two-thirds of Americans favoring more restrictions on imported goods instead of fewer.
The latest Bloomberg Politics national poll shows the issue unites the country like few others, across lines of politics, race, gender, education, and income.
A stunning rejection of what was a postwar cornerstone of American economic and foreign policies reverberates again and again in the answers to the poll’s questions.
Large majorities or pluralities favor policies protecting domestic jobs over lower prices, describe the North American Free Trade Agreement as being bad for the U.S., and even prefer a U.S. company building a nearby factory to employ 1,000 workers over a foreign — in this instance Chinese — owner that would hire twice as many.
“Virtually every question of policy has a Republican-Democrat split,” said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. “On trade, there is unity.”
You can watch Mr. Trump’s speech in it’s entirety here.