Wasserman Schultz Rips Trump, GOP Convention
Debbie Wasserman Schultz tore into Donald Trump and the Republican Party on Thursday for their “divisive rhetoric.”
The Hill reports:
At a Tampa, Fla., rally for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the Florida congresswoman attacked the newly minted GOP nominee’s acceptance speech on Thursday as “dark and foreboding.”
“I can assure you that all we heard from Republican convention was more of the same divisive rhetoric, more attacks, more anger, and not a single new idea or policy proposals to improve the lives of Americans,” Wasserman Schultz said.
“All we saw was bitterness attacks and division,” she added. “Is that what America needs from the president of the United States? Of course not.”
The DNC chief also chided Trump for arguing that he alone can solve America’s problems.
“There’s a word for that kind of governance, and it is not ‘democracy,’ ” Wasserman Schultz said. “In America, we don’t get anything important accomplished alone, do we?”
Clinton will take the stage shortly and is expected to reveal her choice for running mate. The leading contender appears to be Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
Democrats will convene in Philadelphia on Monday for the party’s convention, where delegates will officially nominate Clinton for president.
Wasserman Schultz’s speech comes hours after Wikileaks published a trove of emails on Friday that showed top DNC officials privately planned how to undermine the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s main rival for the nomination.
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