PHOENIX — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a crowd in Arizona on Tuesday that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, will be worse for America than President Barack Obama.
“She (Clinton) will create a failed nation; four more years of Obama. But I think she’ll be worse, if that’s possible,” Trump told thousands inside the Prescott Valley Event Center.
Several protesters were removed during the event and at least one person was arrested among the thousands that watched the speech on a television outside the venue.
Trump attacked Clinton on numerous fronts, including her time as secretary of state, which has been a common focus of his speeches. He also shouldered the blame for a lack of manufacturing production in New York state on Clinton, where she served as senator from 2001-2009.
“Hillary Clinton has been there (in politics) for 30 years and hasn’t done anything,” he said. “She just talks and talks and talks.”
He also said Clinton should not criticize the laws he used to possibly avoid paying federal taxes, because she had the chance to change them.
“She could’ve changed the laws, but she didn’t because her donors and contributors use those same tax laws,” Trump said.
The Republican also set his sights on comments made by former President Bill Clinton that were critical of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.
After Trump promised to repeal and replace the controversial act, he took a shot at the possible state of the Clintons’ marriage after Bill’s comments.
“There have been many nights when he’s gone through hell with Hillary,” he said.
Trump promised to fix many of the nation’s issues, including trade deals, something he’s been outspoken about for months.
“What the hell do you have to lose? Vote for Donald Trump. I am going to fix it,” he said.
Trump also spoke about his promise to build a large border wall, something he has mentioned in nearly every Arizona speech since beginning his campaign.
He said his administration would end the flow of drugs across the border so quickly “your head will spin” and echoed his stance on removing non-citizen criminals.
“Day One, all the gang members, all the drug lords, they’re out,” the nominee said. “They’re going back to the country they came from.”
However, he also made it clear that he supports the people of Mexico in nearly the same breath.
“They’re great people,” he said. “The Mexican people are great people. Their leaders are smarter than ours.”