Donald Trump is ratcheting up the pressure on his presidential opponent Hillary Clinton after she’s witnessed a devastating week of cratering approval numbers and her rival taking the lead in several national polls.
At a campaign stop in Greenville, North Carolina, on Tuesday night, Trump mounted an effective attack on Hillary Clinton, first by asking if a person without “something to hide” behaves like Mrs. Clinton did.
Trump let her have it:
“People who have nothing to hide don’t smash phones with hammers, they don’t,” Trump told the crowd. “People who have nothing to hide don’t bleach… nobody’s every heard of it, don’t bleach their emails or destroy evidence to keep it from being publicly archived, as required under federal law.”
“And she got rid of these emails, after Congress, not before, after Congress requested them,” he continued. “Think of that. Can you imagine if I or somebody else did that. Can you imagine if Rudy Giuliani did that? Oh Rudy, you’d be in such trouble.”
Hillary Clinton has been under public scrutiny for months over the private email server she used at the State Department and the numerous classified emails she sent, along with those she attempted to destroy or hide from investigators.
An AP/GfK poll taken in July shows that a majority of Americans believed she broke the law by using the private email system and four in ten thought she did so purposefully.