Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has alleged that the eight years of Obama-Clinton policies have sacrificed American safety and undermined its freedom and independence.
"Eight years of Obama-Clinton policies have sacrificed our safety and undermined our freedom and independence," he said at an election rally in Jackson, Mississippi yesterday.
"Our jobs have moved overseas, Islamic terrorism has spread within our shores and an open border has crushed low- income workers and threatened our security.
"The issues we face here in America are similar to the issues faced in Britain during their referendum on membership in the EU. This is the movement known as Brexit," Trump, 70, said as he continued to lash out at the policies of outgoing US President Barack Obama and his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, 68.
Trump alleged that Clinton has been on the wrong side of history in every major decision she has ever made and got this one wrong too.
"Now, Hillary wants to surrender America to globalism. She wants a country without borders. She wants trade deals written for the benefit of foreign corporations. She wants a government that ignores the will of the people.
"She wants to sell out American security to the Clinton Foundation for a pile of cash. It is hard to tell where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins. According to the AP, more than half the meetings she took as Secretary of State from outside government were with Foundation Donors. Hillary Clinton doesn't believe in America First. She believes in Donors First," Trump alleged.
Trump said that Clinton would rather give a job to a refugee from overseas than to an unemployed American Veteran.
"The job of a public official is to serve and protect the citizens of the United States. Not illegal immigrants, not foreign nationals seeking entry, but the people living here lawfully today – including millions of African-American and Hispanic citizens," he said.
Trump said his focus will always be on the well-being of the more than 300 million American citizens who call this country home.
"I will fight for their security, I will fight for their jobs, I will fight for their families. One American Nation. Hillary Clinton has betrayed her duty to the people. 8th November is our chance to re-declare American Independence," he said.
First Published On : Aug 25, 2016 11:19 IST