Clinton Takes Scathing Look at Trump's Economic Policies: 'We Can't Let Him Bankrupt America Like We Are One of His Failed Casinos'

"Just like he shouldn't have his finger on the button, he shouldn't have his hands on our economy," Hillary Clinton said of Donald Trump

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Hillary Clinton is hitting boastful billionaire Donald Trump where it may hurt most – his business record.

Ripping into the presumptive GOP nominee’s business failures and economic plans in a speech in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Clinton alleged that Trump’s policies would drive the U.S. deeper into debt, plunge the country into a recession, and cause millions of Americans to lose their jobs.

“You might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he’d be better prepared to handle the economy. Well, it turns out, he’s dangerous there, too,” Clinton told supporters in her first general-election economic speech. “Just like he shouldn’t have his finger on the button, he shouldn’t have his hands on our economy.”

Clinton pointed to Trump’s history of bankrupting his companies and intentionally running up debt – as well as his own past admission that he loves to “play with debt” – as proof that his policies would be dangerous to the U.S. economy.

“Our nation’s economy isn’t a game,” the presumptive Democratic nominee said. “Every day we see how reckless and careless Trump is. He’s proud of it. Well, that’s his choice, except when he’s asking to be president. Then it’s our choice.”

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As Clinton spoke, Trump’s campaign was busy firing off emails attacking Clinton’s “catastrophic” economic record, accusing her of “unstable, erratic, violent” behavior, and alleging that she laundered money to husband Bill Clinton while she was secretary of state. Trump also unveiled an economic plan that he says will “create millions of jobs and trillions in new wealth.” Positioning his plan as “a stark contrast to Hillary’s bought-and-paid-for Wall Street agenda,” Trump proposed lifting the restrictions on energy production, enforcing restrictions on currency manipulation and enforcing restrictions against China’s alleged theft of intellectual property.

Clinton’s scathing takedown and Trump’s rapid-fire responses come as the mogul is under fire for a series of missteps, including his response to the Orlando massacre, his comments on a federal judge’s Mexican heritage and his renewed calls to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. Amid these controversies, the billionaire businessman fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, on Monday.

Earlier on Tuesday, Clinton launched a Twitter attack against Trump, releasing a video labeling his economic plans “bad business that’s bad for you.”

Clinton took aim at Trump’s foreign policy proposals in a similar speech in San Diego on June 2, saying, “Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different, they are dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas – just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.”

“This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes because it’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.”

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