Trump: Clinton is the 'enemy of working people'
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE called Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE the “enemy of working people” on Thursday after the nation’s largest labor organization endorsed the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

“Hillary Clinton is the enemy of working people and is the best friend Wall Street ever had,” Trump, Clinton's Republican counterpart, said in a statement. “I will fight harder for American workers than anyone ever has."


The AFL-CIO endorsed Clinton on Thursday, following in the footsteps of top unions like the National Education Association and Service Employees International Union. 

But Trump believes he can steal the labor vote away from her by going around labor bosses and appealing to rank-and-file workers.

“I believe their members will be voting for me in much larger numbers than for her,” Trump said Thursday.

Trump said Clinton is “totally owned by Wall Street” and raised questions about her previous support for trade deals, of which the labor community is generally wary.

"Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight MORE is also 100 [percent] correct when he says that Hillary Clinton 'vote[d] for virtually every trade agreement that has cost the workers of this country millions of jobs,’” Trump said. "Hillary supported NAFTA and she supported the trade deal with China, Vietnam, South Korea — and if elected will implement the [Trans-Pacific Partnership] she loves so much — guaranteed.”

The Obama administration began negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership when Clinton was secretary of State, but she has more recently come out against the controversial trade deal.