Trump’s son criticized ‘corrupt politicians’ during Boardman speech


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By David Skolnick

skolnick@vindy.com

BOARDMAN

While critical of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Eric Trump, son of Republican candidate Donald Trump, lashed out at “corrupt politicians” during a speech in Boardman.

“The problem is the politicians are selling our country down the drain,” Eric Trump said Wednesday during an 11-minute speech outside Mahoning County Republican Party headquarters with about 200 people in attendance. “They’re doing terrible jobs on behalf of people in this country.”

Trump said his father will make the country great again if elected president.

“We’re going to have someone who starts fighting for this country again,” he said. “We’re going to have someone who starts winning for this country again. We’re not winning at anything we do” right now.

Trump brought up the hacked emails of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, that have been published on the WikiLeaks website.

“I’m really not a fan of people stealing emails,” he said. “But one thing – the one good thing that came out of this whole WikiLeaks thing – is it’s an inside look for all of us as to how bad it truly is and how poorly represented we are by the people in Washington, D.C. I can tell you guys it’s going to change, and it’s going to change really quickly for all of us” if his father is elected president.

National polls show a tight race between Clinton and Donald Trump.

Eric Trump said his father “wouldn’t be running” for president “if this country was doing great.”

There has “to be accountability in government,” and “under my father’s administration,” it would return, he said.

A Trump presidency would put an end to “this political-correct culture where you can’t say, ‘Merry Christmas,’” he said.

With Trump as president, it’s goodbye to “Happy Holidays,” and a return to “Merry Christmas,” and people will sing “God Bless America” and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, his son said.

“He’s going to start working so so hard for the people of this country, and he’s going to make you guys and me – he’s going to make us all – so incredibly proud to live in the greatest country in the world, which is the United States of America,” Eric Trump said.

During his speech, Trump said the Clintons left the White House broke and are now worth $250 million.

In debunking a claim from a Trump Super PAC that the Clintons were worth $100 million, Politifact, the Pulitizer Prize-winning political fact-checkers, determined in August that the couple is worth $62 million at the most.

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