Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tweeted a video accusing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of “so many lies” about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The minute-long video shows Clinton making various statements, all of which are rebutted by text below, even as an animated face of the Democratic nominee steadily keeps growing a longer nose.
“I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material,” Clinton is quoted as saying in the video. “She did [and] there is,” the text at the bottom of the video screen reads. “I am confident that I never sent nor received any information that was classified,” Clinton says, while the text notes: “she did.”
“I had not sent classified material, nor received anything marked classified,” she adds in a third segment, again appearing above the phrase “she did.”
The minute-long video concludes with the FBI Director James Comey detailing how Clinton used her private email server while at the State Department. “110 emails in 52 email chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information. Seven email chains contain matters that were classified at the top secret special access program at the time they were sent and received,” he says.
Later in the day, the Trump campaign released a new television ad entitled “Two Americas: Economy”. The ad, his campaign said, contrasts Clinton’s “failed, more of the same economic policies” with Trump’s “pro-growth” economic proposals. This ad will run on broadcast and cable in Ohio,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia and Colorado.”Trump’s positive message of economic opportunity is working and we see the national and battleground state polls all moving in the right direction.
“With Hillary Clinton dodging the media and off the campaign trail almost entirely this week, continuing to take many communities’ votes for granted, we see this as the right time to show voters the benefits of an American economy under the leadership of Mr Trump,” said Jason Miller, Senior Communications Advisor of the Trump Campaign. The Clinton Campaign dismissed the advertisements as divisive and misleading.
“Donald Trump’s reckless approach to business has devastated working families and communities. He will do and say whatever is in his interest, even if it means swindling working families to make millions for himself,” alleged Christina Reynolds, from the Hillary campaign.
“Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who will work to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, and has a plan that would create jobs, grow incomes and help small business and the middle class. No misleading ad can change that fact,” Reynolds said.
Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Donna Shalala, president of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, calling on the organisation to release all records of correspondence its officials had with the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State.