(CNN) – Hillary Clinton is calling Donald Trump’s business prowess into question, the Democratic frontrunner warning that Trump’s business record is one that voters should run away from.
Clinton also claimed that Trump’s unreleased tax returns may show he’s not as successful – or rich – as he claims to be.
The swagger, the buildings, planes, beauty pageants. They all feed the key story of Donald Trump. But out on the trail, Hillary Clinton is tearing away at Trump’s tail, saying just as some of his companies went bust, he could bankrupt America too. “Ask yourself. How could anybody lose money running a casino, really?”
On “Meet the Press,” more pointed as she called him pretend successful. “There’s no evidence he has any idea about making America great, as he advertises. He seems to be particularly focused on making himself appear great.”
Trump may shrug off many critics of his policies, but this idea that he is inflating his worth is clearly personal and he quickly bristles. “I borrowed a million dollars and I turned it in a relatively short period of time into more than $10 billion. Okay, folks.”
He is so protective about that cornerstone claim, he once unsuccessfully sued an author over the issue. He has also had a running battle with Forbes, which puts his worth at not $10 but $4.5 billion, adding he consistently exaggerated how much he owns and downplayed how much he owes.
Still, Barbara Corcoran, who like Trump made her money in real estate, suggests his apparent wealth may be largely sleight of hand. “He is great at recovery and getting everybody to believe he’s back on top. He’s a magician in that regard.”
And even billionaire T. Boone Pickens, a Trump supporter says, “He’s successful, but not as big as Donald sees himself.”
Trump’s foes are using the whole idea to drive the idea that he is untrustworthy, misleading the public. In short, a fraud.
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