Fact check: Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton lacks policies

Earlier this month, Hillary Clinton released a 256-page book detailing policy proposals



WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump has rolled out a new attack line against Hillary Clinton as they enter the final stretch of the presidential race, and it’s a head-turner. His claim: that his Democratic rival has been running a policy-free campaign, lacking specific proposals.

It’s actually Trump who’s the newcomer to policy specifics. While some of Clinton’s positions have been criticized for vagueness, her campaign has produced so many pages of policy that they’ve been turned into a book.

Trump at a rally Tuesday in Clive, Iowa: “In recent days, we’ve rolled out one new policy idea after another … By contrast, Hillary Clinton is running a policy-free campaign. She offers no ideas, no solutions.”


By any measure, Clinton has released far more specific plans on far more topics than her GOP rival. Trump’s website currently lays out eight policy positions, including spelling out his “economic vision,” his plans for child care and immigration reform and his plan to “pay for the wall.” Clinton’s offers positions on 38 issues for potential voters to read.

They cover, for example, efforts to cure Alzheimer’s disease and autism, a prescription for reining in Wall Street, a plan for tuition-free in-state college, and a menu of initiatives to combat climate change.

She even outlines an initiative to protect zoo animals in the event of a disaster.

While Trump’s proposals have grown more detailed in recent weeks, throughout most of his campaign he mocked Clinton for putting out so many proposals _ while his aides derided reporters for pressing for specifics, insisting that voters didn’t care.

“She’s got people that sit in cubicles writing policy all day,” Trump told Time magazine in June. “Nothing’s ever going to happen. It’s just a waste of paper.”

As for specifics, “My voters don’t care and the public doesn’t care,” he said. “They know you’re going to do a good job once you’re there.”

Meanwhile Clinton’s campaign has pointed to the pages it has produced as a source of pride. Earlier this month, she and her running mate Tim Kaine released a 256-page book detailing their policy proposals, including ideas for economic growth, national unity and foreign policy.

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Fact check: Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton lacks policies

  1. What kind of lipstick is Trumps advisers continuing to put on him again, I guess they will be putting varnish on his toe nails next, anything to try and repackage the package. Hillary has all of her policies in place, just Trump is a little better at blowing out smoke and mirrors and he is doing up policy on the fly. Hillary, get out of the mud, and stick to policy, pretend Trump is not even in your wheelhouse, Let your flanks(surrogates, super pacs, and the Obama and Tim Kaine flank) do the grunt work. You know Hillary, the best you can do with Trump, is ignore him and don’t let the American MSM goat you into making rebuttal statements. There is an old saying, “silence breeds contempt”, the more you ignore Trump, the more it will drive him nuts. Let Trump make all the mistakes, make him look like the clown, and you be the ringmaster.

    • The DNC should to try and do what Justin Trudeau did in his election, he said, while the opposition attacks me, I will be looking out for you, meaning the voter.

  2. America is protected by the First Amendment. And all the faux outrage of the Trump campaign, won’t change that. For now.

    Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend. And, despite all the Trump supporters crying about how offended they are about her speaking the truth, it remains so.

    I’m not sure if it is actually half. But, a huge percentage of Trump supporters are fearful. And they project their fears upon a long list of “others.”

    Some percentage of Trump supporters are actually rational human beings. And it is those that can make the difference, and decide to vote for Clinton. The rest, I’m afraid, are a lost cause. But, we only need 51%. So, there is hope for America.

    You must be courageous. Unlike in Denmark, where pointing out that Islam is inherently violent can get you prosecuted, freedom of speech in America is sacred. Have the courage not to vote for Trump, the populist who panders to those fears.

    Courage is a funny thing. It is not a lack of fear. Those that have no fear, are fools or insane. The Muslim suicide bombers, called “courageous” by their leaders (leaders, who don’t seem to want to blow themselves up), are not brave. They believe paradise awaits them. Insane, true. But, not fearful.
    True courage is being afraid of doing something, and doing it anyhow. That is what our military awards medals for. Often, posthumously.

    My appeal is not to those who will now reply with various ad hominem remarks about leftists, commie pinko fags, screeching progressives, whatever; but to those of you who fear, and are brave enough to overcome your fears, to vote for the better candidate in spite of them. Hillary Clinton.

    Now, that said, let’s see those tax returns.