Clinton: Trump’s Economic Policies ‘Would Throw Us Into A Recession’

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August 8, 2016 4:13 p.m.

During a Monday rally in St. Petersburg, Florida, Hillary Clinton said that Donald Trump’s plans are “the last thing” that the United States economy needs.

“Here’s the deal. He can’t escape the math,” Clinton said. “And economists, left, right, in the middle, all say the same thing — that Trump’s policies would throw us into a recession, the last thing we need. He would undermine the growth that we have had since the Great Recession.”

She went on to cite a Moody’s Analytics report, cowritten by former McCain economic policy advisor Mark Zandi, which forecast that Trump’s policies would result in the loss of 3.5 million jobs over the course of his four years in office.

In an economic policy speech in Detroit earlier the same day, Trump aired a laundry list of previously debunked falsehoods, casting his proposals as the antithesis of Clinton and Obama’s positions.

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