Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on Thursday and said the veil has been pulled back on the "vast criminal enterprise" Hillary Clinton ran out of the State Department. Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, is expected to give a speech later in the day bashing the Republican presidential nominee.
"This week the curtain was truly lifted," Trump said Thursday. "The corruption was revealed for all to see. The veil was pulled back on a vast criminal enterprise run out of the State Department by Hillary Clinton. As the Associated Press documented, more than half of the meetings Hillary Clinton took as Secretary of State with people outside government were Clinton Foundation donors."
DONALD TRUMP: This has been a very historic week in American politics. The voters have always known that our leadership in Washington, D.C. is corrupt and that the system is very badly rigged, a word that I believe I have used first and has been copied all over the place. It's badly rigged and it's broken.
This week the curtain was truly lifted. The corruption was revealed for all to see. The veil was pulled back on a vast criminal enterprise run out of the State Department by Hillary Clinton. As the Associated Press documented, more than half of the meetings Hillary Clinton took as Secretary of State with people outside government were Clinton Foundation donors.
Hillary's Chief of Staff (Huma Abedin) received more messages from the Clinton's Foundation Chief Operating Officer than just about anybody else. 85 donors alone that she met with as Secretary gave the Foundation $156 million. I know many of these people. These are not people that going up to pay their respects and say, 'Madam Secretary, how are you feeling, isn't it a beautiful day? The weather is so beautiful.' These are people that want things for their donation. These are people that expect things for their donation. And when you follow it out and you see the people that left her office, you take a look at what those people, those companies and those countries got. Believe me, you will find out, it is plenty.
On top of that, Bill Clinton's total speaking fees rose 44% while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Often raking in money from people who had business or matters before the State Department. Very simple. As I said weeks ago, Hillary Clinton ran the State Department like a personal hedge fund. It's hard to tell where the Clinton Foundation ends and where the State Department begins. Access and favors were sold for cash. It's called pay for play.