Clinton: Trump Abuses Power, Games The System; He's "Taking From America With Both Hands"

Hillary Clinton ripped Donald Trump's tax history at a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio on Monday. Clinton accused Trump of gaming the system and "taking from America with both hands." "He abuses his power, games the system, puts his own interests ahead of the country's. It's Trump first and everyone else last," Clinton said. Clinton said Trump's tax plan would raise taxes for millions of of middle class families and single parents, challenges she told the crowd "he doesn't care about and certainly he doesn't understand." From her campaign speech on Monday: <blockquote>HILLARY CLINTON: Now, my friend Bernie Sanders was right yesterday when he said, Trump reflects a distorted view of the American people, and what this country is all about. Trump represents the same rigged system that he claims he's going to change. The whole story tells us everything we need to know about how Trump does business. After he made all of those bad bets and lost all that money, he didn't lift a finger to help and protect his employees. Or all the small businesses and contractors he'd hired, or the people of Atlantic City. They all got hammered. While he was busy with his accountants trying to figure out how to keep living like a billionaire. And all the while using political connections to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies and extra tax breaks for his companies. In other words, Trump was taking from America with both hands, and leaving the rest of us with the bill. Now, he says he's the one who can fix things, but that is like letting the fox guard the henhouse, right? Here's what I am really just stunned by. I get stunned every day in this campaign, but here's one of the many things that I'm stunned by. He has put forth a tax plan that would cut his own taxes even more. It would be like you're paying zero, you expect us to pay you to stay in business, all the rest of us in America? He would open the loopholes even wider. And according to a new independent study he would actually -- listen to this, people, because this is a real shocker. His plan would actually raise taxes for millions of middle class families. And you know the people that would hit the hardest? Single parents, who lives and challenges he doesn't care about and certainly he doesn't understand. Now, many have likely already spent years paying more than he did. And he now would make that even worse. And what does he say about it? Well, y'all see the debate last Monday? [CHEERS] Well, then you all know in the debate he said it was smart to avoid paying taxes. Yesterday his campaign was bragging it makes him a genius. Here's my question: what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year? This is trump to a 'T.' He's taken corporate excess and made a business model out of it. He abuses his power, games the system, puts his own interests ahead of the country's. It's Trump first and everyone else last. And there are lots of principled, law-abiding business leaders out there who are horrified by all of this. </blockquote> Watch the full speech: <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-YYEop3vaxE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>