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Clinton Blasts Trump On Taxes During Akron Speech


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's first campaign stop in Ohio since Labor Day included speeches yesterday in Toledo and Akron. During her Akron speech, Clinton lambasted Republican rival Donald Trump on his income taxes, and his business and tax plans. ML Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports.

About 2,600 people gathered in the theater of Goodyear’s old headquarters, almost simultaneously applauding and growing quiet, when Clinton talked about the leaked documents that suggest Donald Trump avoided paying federal income taxes for nearly 20 years.

“And you stop and ask yourself: This is the same person who’s been going around really just dumping on America?  He says our military’s a disaster. Well, he could not be more wrong, but thank goodness the rest of us pay to support our men and women in uniform who have done so much for us.”

Clinton also criticized Trump’s tax policy, which would cut more taxes for the wealthy.

Clinton’s visit came the same day a new Quinnipiac Poll showed Trump with a 5-point lead in Ohio. Trump supporters outside Goodyear said they’re untroubled by the allegations against him because it shows he knows how to navigate a complex tax system.

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