Trump, Clinton Make Their Final Cases

They duke it out one last time in dueling op-eds
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2016 7:41 AM CST
Trump, Clinton Make Their Final Cases
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – If elected, Hillary Clinton vows to "put forward the biggest investment in new jobs since World War II" while Donald Trump promises to repair a "rigged system in which political insiders can break the law without consequence," the candidates write in dueling op-eds at USA Today. They mostly stick to their usual scripts, per CNN, which means hurling insults at each other. The highlights:


  • He promises to repeal ObamaCare, fix "our terrible trade deals," "create 25 million good paying jobs," and "cut taxes on middle-class Americans by 35%." He also lays out his plan to "immediately secure the border, stop illegal immigration and keep radical Islamic terrorists out of our country."
  • We must drain "the swamp of corruption in Washington," he adds. "Hillary Clinton has been the subject of an FBI criminal investigation into many crimes against this nation. Were she ever to be elected, it would trigger an unprecedented constitutional crisis—Hillary is likely to be under investigation for a long time, grinding our government to a halt." The op-ed, published online Sunday evening, makes no mention of the FBI clearing Clinton of wrongdoing on Sunday afternoon.

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  • Her priorities for her first 100 days in office include investing in jobs, renewable energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing; overturning Citizens United; and introducing "comprehensive immigration reform legislation" and "end-to-end criminal justice reform."
  • "I'll never, ever quit," she writes. "I want to be president for all Americans—Democrats, Republicans and independents; Americans of every race, faith and background. My opponent has run his campaign on divisiveness, fear and insults, and spent months pitting Americans against each other. I've said many times that Donald Trump has shown us who he is. Now we have to decide who we are."
Read Trump's full piece here, and Clinton's here. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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