During Economic Policy Speech, Trump Relies Heavily on the Washington Post - Which He Has Banned

Donald Trump was interrupted by protesters more than a dozen times during his speech on economic policy at the Cobo Center in Detroit today. But that didn't stop him from carrying on in a totally ironic way.

While outlining why he believes Hillary Clinton was a terrible senator, Trump couldn't help but reference an article from a publication that was notoriously banned from covering his events back in June - The Washington Post: 

"The Washington Post writes, and I quote: 'upstate job growth stagnated overall during [Hillary Clinton's] tenure, with manufacturing jobs plunging nearly 25 percent…the former first lady was unable to pass big ticket legislation… Many promised jobs never materialized and others migrated to other states as she turned to her first presidential run…data shows that upstate actually lost jobs during Clinton’s first term,'" Trump cited

The article is titled: "As senator, Clinton promised 200,000 jobs in Upstate New York. Her efforts fell flat" and was published August 7, 2016. 

But it's not an entirely negative take on Clinton's time as senator: The Washington Post also wrote in the same article:

Clinton’s backers say the unfulfilled jobs promise pales in comparison to her work on the Sept. 11, 2001 recovery and protecting New York military installations. All told, Clinton aides have said, she helped to secure more than $1 billion in federal assistance for New York, not including $20 million in post-Sept. 11 funds.

Maybe Trump skipped that part.


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