Don’t allow Trump to set foot in Oval Office: Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton on Wednesday asked American voters to make sure that her rival Donald Trump would never set his foot in the Oval Office of the White House, hours after the controversial billionaire was endorsed by the Republican party to be its presidential nominee.
“Donald Trump just became the Republican nominee. Chip in now to make sure he never steps foot in the Oval Office,” Clinton, the Democratic party’s presumptive presidential candidate tweeted soon after the 70-year-old real estate mogul’s nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleavland, Ohio.
The Oval Office is the official office of the US President. It is located in the West Wing of the White House Complex. “If Donald Trump wants to make America great again, he should start by actually making things in America,” she said. The focus of the convention on the second day was supposed to be on the economy, but it was Clinton, the former secretary of state, who was in the spotlight.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, shaking off the disappointment of being passed over as Trump’s running mate, led the coordinated attack on Clinton at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleavland.
He performed a show trial of 68-year-old Clinton, whipping the crowd into frenzied chants of “Lock her Up! Lock her up!” Christie, one of Trump’s closest allies and a former federal prosecutor, said that Clinton’s policies while secretary of state had helped an al Qaeda-affiliated terror group abduct 300 young schoolgirls in Nigeria and accused her of abetting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, enabling Iran and Cuba’s Castro brothers along with lying to Americans about her private email server.
“Is she guilty or not guilty?” Christie asked after every charge he laid before the crowd. The delegates responded with a resounding: “Guilty!” “We don’t disqualify Hillary Clinton to be the president of the United States,” Christie said. “The facts of her life and career disqualify her.”
Clinton’s campaign quickly reacted to Christie’s speech.
“If you think Chris Christie can lecture anyone on ethics, we have a bridge to sell you,” the campaign said on her Twitter account, a reference to the 2013 George Washington Bridge line closure scandal that badly damaged Christie’s own political brand.