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Clinton: Trump’s ‘I alone can fix it’ message is not democracy

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Hillary Clinton on Saturday hammered Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech as anti-democratic, comparing him to a dictator.

{mosads}At a rally in Miami where she unviled running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton seized on Trump saying that he was the only person to fix the country’s problems.

“When someone says ‘I alone can fix it,’ that should set off alarm bells in not just Democrats’ minds, but Republicans, independents, people of all ages and backgrounds. That is not a democracy,” Clinton said.

She said Americans had fought for independence in order to escape authoritarianism.

“And besides, it is just nonsense,” she continued. “No one does anything alone. We don’t have a one-person military, we don’t have a one-person teaching corps. We don’t have one doctor and one nurse who fixes everything, do we?

“We work together, that is what has traditionally set us apart from places that have turned to single leaders, despots, dictators, authoritarians who have promised people, ‘I can fix it alone,’ ” she added. “You know what that says about us? That somehow we’re helpless, that we can’t do this work that needs to be done in America ourselves.”

“I reject that,” she said, promising a different message from the Democratic convention in Philadelphia next week.

During his convention speech Thursday, Trump said he was the only person that can fix the problems in politics today.

“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump told the GOP crowd.

 

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