After a week of enduring Hillary Clinton's attack lines, Donald Trump struck back Wednesday. Spoiler alert: He'd like to link her to some scandals. We talked to experts about how effective his attack lines might be.
5. Trump called her "a world-class liar" and went on to elaborate.
"Just look at her pathetic email and server statements ... or her phony landing in Bosnia, where she said she was under attack but the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers," he said.
“There is an argument to be made that the Clinton State Department part of an Obama administration approach to foreign policy, specifically in the Arab world, that was typified the idea of leading from behind,” Politico national politics reporter Eli Stokols told TheWrap. “ISIS has become a problem during the Obama administration. Trump isn’t going to talk about how the roots of it were planted by the Iraq war.”
“He is trying to tap into frustration at both ends of the political spectrum,” Stables said. “Republicans who think their politicians are too moderate and liberal voters who feel politicians are too much in the center. It’s very much an appeal to disenfranchised Sanders voters.”
“Trump, as he will tell you, has made a career out of branding and marketing. There has never been anything subtle about it,” Stokols said. “There is not going to be anything subtle about the way he attacks Hillary Clinton.”
1. In response to Clinton's "I'm with Her" campaign slogan, Trump said, "I'm with you, the American people." "She thinks it's all about her -- I know it's all about you. I know it's all about making America great again for all Americans."
Stokols feels that Trump repurposed Clinton’s catch phrase to make her sound selfish and make himself sound like a populist.
“It hits a nerve with his base. The people who already like him, who listen to conservative talk radio and go to his rallies, they find this familiar. They like the rhetorical red meat,” he said. “But that’s no longer the audience.”