Hillary for America
June 27, 2016

In Cincinnati, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren Lay Out the Economic Choice Voters Face in November

In Cincinnati, Ohio, today, Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts laid out the stark economic choice voters face in November between Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton and Warren spotlighted Trump's erratic statements and self-centered vision on the economy that adds up to someone temperamentally unfit to be responsible for the livelihoods of millions of Americans. They specifically mentioned his response to last week's Brexit vote - which wiped $100 billion out of Americans' 401(k) plans - when Trump boasted about the potential profits for his luxury Scottish golf resort. Clinton also questioned how Trump's practice of manufacturing products overseas in places like Mexico, Slovenia and Turkey, not in Ohio or elsewhere in America, fits with his proclamations of putting America first.

Clinton also affirmed her her ambitious, progressive vision for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top - reiterating the five bold economic goals she set out in a speech on the economy last week: 1) the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, 2) debt-free college, 3) re-writing the rules so businesses share profits with their workers, 4) making sure the wealthy, Wall Street, and the largest corporations pay their fair share in taxes; and 5) updating our laws for how families live and work in the 21st Century.

Transcripts of Clinton's and Warren's remarks are below:


“Thank you, Cincinnati!  I especially want to thank all the people outside who couldn’t get in.  Thank you for coming today. I am so delighted to be here with my friend and a great leader, Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Now, you just saw – you just saw why she is considered so terrific, so formidable, because she tells it like it is.  I am very grateful for that introduction, but more importantly, I want to thank her for fighting every single day for families like hers, families like yours, and millions of hardworking Americans who deserve to have more folks on their side.

You know, Elizabeth and I came of age around the same time, and when we were coming up, as you heard her talking about her parents, her brothers, we believed in the American dream.  It wasn’t always going to be easy.  My dad was a small businessman; it was hard work.  He got up every single day and went off to work and worked hard, and lots of times my mother and my brothers and I would be there to help.  He printed drapery fabrics in a long warehouse with a long table.  It was dark and not very pleasant, but it was decent, honest work.  And he believed – and he taught me – that’s what you do in America.  That’s the basic bargain.  You work hard, you do your part, you will get ahead and stay ahead.  And we need to make sure that basic bargain is alive and well in 2016.

Elizabeth is leading the fight to liberate millions of Americans from the burden of student debt, and to make sure – to make sure Washington never again profits off of our students.  She and I agree, the federal government should not be making money off of sending our young people to college to get an education.

And no one works harder to make sure Wall Street never, never wrecks Main Street again.  She’s come up with a lot of great ideas, but here’s one that has already made a big difference.  It’s called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. It’s been around a few years under the leadership of a great leader from Ohio, Richard Cordray, who is leading the charge. It has already – think about this.  It’s only been around a few years, but it has already returned over $10.8 billion to 25 million Americans who have been hurt by illegal financial practices.  Now, that is what standing up and fighting to right economic wrongs looks like.

And I must say: I do just love to see how she gets under Donald Trump’s thin skin. As Elizabeth made clear, Donald Trump proves every day he’s not in it for the American people – he’s in it only for himself.  And Elizabeth reminds us of that every chance she gets because –it is really important that voters here in Ohio and across America understand this.  She exposes him for what he is: temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the United States.

Now, some of the best TV since Elizabeth came to the Senate is actually on C-SPAN. So whenever you see her pressing a bank executive or a regulator for answers, refusing to let them off the hook – remember she is speaking for every single American who is frustrated and fed up.  She is speaking for all of us, and we thank her for that.

I am thrilled that Elizabeth could be here with me in this glorious, beautiful building that has been rehabbed and put to new use as a museum.  Because we want to make the point together that we must have an economy that works for everyone again, not just those at the top.  Not just the rich or the well-connected – everybody.

Now, one might ask, well, yes, that is what we believe – it sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Honestly, I think it is.  It shouldn’t be complicated.  But there are too many politicians and corporations that don’t agree.  They don’t even seem to get it.  But you do, and we do.  And for the past now more than a year, I have been traveling across our country meeting people who have told me their wages haven’t budged, even though they see executives who give themselves big bonuses.  And you ask yourself, well, wait a minute, why do the richest Americans and the biggest corporations get away with manipulating the tax code so they pay lower rates than you do?  That’s a good question.  It doesn’t make any sense.  It doesn’t make moral sense, economic sense, historic sense.

And you know what else doesn’t make sense?  When leaders in Congress give more tax breaks to hedge fund millionaires instead of making investments in manufacturing, clean energy, and education that will actually create more good jobs.

It doesn’t make sense when corporations stash their profits overseas, or send them to influential shareholders, instead of making long-term investments in raising wages, training and research.

Or when governors and legislatures use every trick in the book to weaken unions and make it harder for Americans to organize themselves for better wages and benefits.  You know what I’m talking about.  Well, you’ve heard of “Right to Work” laws.  Well, they’re wrong for workers and they’re wrong for America.

None of this is right, my friends.  But this election is a chance for us to make it right for the future, for our kids and our grandkids. Let’s make it right.

Let’s make it right for hardworking Americans like Stan Hall in Cleveland, who owns a small trucking company.  It’s a non-stop struggle for him to compete against the bigger guys.  But if we keep our economy growing, and make sure small businesses like Stan’s get the right support, we can give more people a chance to succeed under that American basic bargain.

Let’s make it right for young people like Erika Roitblat in West Lake.  She dreamed her whole life of going to Ohio University in Athens. But the housing crash in 2008 wiped out her parents’ savings and their small business.  So to get her college degree at a public university, Erika wound up $100,000 in debt.  We cannot let this student debt crisis continue.  We have got to give hardworking students and families relief.  And you know what Erika’s doing now?  She’s volunteering for our campaign and working to elect Democrats across Ohio.

Stan’s volunteering with us too, because he, like so many people across Ohio and across the country, know that we are fighting for a better future.  I got into this race because I wanted to even the odds for people who have the odds stacked against them.  And this is not a time for half-measures.  To build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, we’ve got to go big and we’ve got to go bold.

So we need to take that frustration, the fear, the anxiety, and yes, the anger, and after we have vented it, we need to work together to achieve the kind of changes that will give everybody in this country a better shot.  So let’s set five ambitious goals for our economy.

Let’s break through the dysfunction in Washington and make the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II.  Let’s do what we need to do to invest in infrastructure like President Eisenhower did with the Interstate Highway System. That’s when Republicans used to believe in building America and putting Americans to work.  That’s what we’re going to do again.

Let’s set the goal of making college debt-free for everyone, like Erika. And let’s provide debt relief – let’s provide debt relief as soon as we can, as soon as we start to work, Elizabeth.  We’ll take the day off for the inauguration, and then the Senate, the Congress, the White House, we’re going to get to work to give students and their families relief from this debt.

Now, we’ve got more work to do, so let’s set the goal of rewriting the rules so more companies share profits with their employees, not just their executives, instead of shipping profits and jobs overseas.  We’ve got the greatest country and the greatest economy in the world.  Let’s start acting like it.  And let’s make it clear that the companies have to be part of that greatness.

And let’s set the goal of making sure that Wall Street and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.  Now, there are a couple ways of doing this.  I’ve been proposing a number of them.  Something called the Buffett rule, after Warren Buffett.  No millionaire should pay a lower tax rate than somebody working for him, like his secretary. The people who have profited the most, even since the Great Recession, are people who now need to give back.  This country has given so much to all of us, and everybody should share the burden.

So I have made a pledge:  I will not raise taxes on the middle class, but we are going to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

And don’t you think it’s about time that we put American families first?  We’re not living in the ‘50s or the ‘60s anymore.  We’ve got to catch up to how Americans actually live and work in the 21st century.  I have met so many stressed-out young parents.  I’ve met so many stressed-out middle-aged and older folks.  Young parents because they’re trying to balance what should be the joy of their lives, like our new grandson is for us, and our granddaughter. I remember, I was talking to Elizabeth on the phone when she was visiting her family, her grandchildren, and we talked about all this important stuff, and what we have to do, and then she said, well, I’ve got to go, because I have to go buy my granddaughter some sparkly shoes. There is no greater joy.  But to see young parents struggling so hard, and to see older people taking care of their parents – we’ve got work to do.  We shouldn’t make it so difficult to do your job at home and to do the job that puts food on the table and a roof over your head.

Let me just say a word about rewriting the rules.  There are a lot of businesses thriving right here in Ohio who see their employees the right way. They see them as assets to invest in, not costs to cut. But unfortunately, there are too many who take the opposite view, and their behavior contributes to stagnant wages and lower economic growth.   That’s why as President, I will work to reward companies that share profits with their employees, on top of paying a good wage.   Because if they can do it for their executives, they sure can do it for their workers. And we will encourage companies to invest in worker training and to build high-quality apprenticeship programs where you earn while you learn.  And we will strengthen unions, because they are the bedrock of a strong middle class in America. Unions helped bring back the auto industry in Ohio, and they will help bring back America, from coast to coast. So here’s our message to every corporate boardroom: Do the right thing by your employees and your country, and we will stand by you.  But cheat your employees, exploit your customers, pollute our environment, or rip off taxpayers, and we will hold you accountable.

Because when companies take taxpayer dollars with one hand and give out pink slips with the other, and ship hundreds of jobs overseas, we’re going to make them pay back those tax benefits.  And we’re going to take that money and reinvest it in workers and communities.  And we’re going to slap an ‘exit tax’ on companies that move their headquarters overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. And we will defend American jobs and American workers by saying ‘no’ to bad trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and unfair trade practices, like when China dumps cheap steel in our markets or uses weak ‘rules of origin’ to undercut our car makers. I’m going to appoint a trade prosecutor who will report to the President, so we are going to end the abuse of our market, our workers, our people.

And you know what?  We’re going to compete and win in the global economy by not letting anybody take advantage of our workers.  Not China, not Wall Street, not anyone.  And we’re going to defend and strengthen the tough rules to rein in Wall Street that were put in place after the crash.  When corporations pay fines for breaking the law, those fines should cut into executives’ bonuses. And if laws are violated, individuals, not just corporations, should be held accountable.

And I will veto any effort to weaken protections for consumers.  And while we’re at it, we’re going to finally make Wall Street, big corporations, and the super-wealthy do more that’s not only fair in terms of paying taxes, but – which is right, because we can use that money to make these big, bold investments.  That will help us build a stronger economy for decades to come.  And you know what?  That’s not only good for families and workers.  That’s good for companies, for businesses.

We are a 70 percent consumption economy, my friend.  That means the more money that you have in your pocket that you can spend, the better that is for the economy.  And the way things are right now, people are afraid.  They’re holding back.  We’ve got to liberate the American consumer by protecting and helping the American worker.  And we’re going to make more things in America.  We’re going to ensure we have the most competitive auto and auto parts industries in the world. And when we invest in infrastructure, we’re not just going to be investing in roads and bridges and tunnels and ports and transit and water systems; we’re going to connect every home to high-speed broadband so they can get into the global marketplace.

And we’re going to fight climate change by making America the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. And I want to complement your mayor, Mayor Cranley, who’s here, your State Rep, Alicia Reece – Cincinnati is already one of the biggest cities in the country to run 100 percent on clean energy.  Congratulations. And I’ll tell you what, Mayor, I hope you don’t mind if I go around the country in saying, if you can do it in Cincinnati, you can do it anywhere.  That’s what we need across America   And while we’re at it, we’re going to raise the national minimum wage.  $7.25 an hour is a poverty wage.  Workers deserve better. They deserve a living wage and a job with dignity.  Families deserve real support – like quality, affordable childcare, paid family leave, and equal pay for women.

I know when I talk about these things, Donald Trump says I’m playing the ‘woman card.’

Well, I’ll tell you what, if fighting for families is playing the ‘woman card,’ deal me in. So I have to say now, in order to achieve all these goals, we have to go after and end the political dysfunction that’s holding our country and economy back.  So let’s overturn Citizens United and get unaccountable money out of politics.

Let’s shut off the revolving door in Washington and make sure the foxes aren’t guarding the hen house. And let’s learn how to listen to each other and work together again.  I am determined to break through the gridlock to get things done for working families.

I know Democrats and Republicans can work together.  I know it, because I’ve done it.  I worked with Republicans and Democrats to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which today insures 8 million kids.  I worked with Republicans and Democrats to bring jobs back to upstate New York and to help New York City heal and rebuild after the 9/11 attacks.  I proudly served as Secretary of State – and I didn’t just represent Democrats – I represented all Americans.

Because, you know what?  We’re all on the same team.  It’s time we start acting like it.  There’s no limit to what we can achieve if we do.  Now, I confess.  I confess.  It’s true I can be a little wonky. But I have this old-fashioned idea:  if you’re running for President, you should say what you want to do and how you will get it done.

So now that you’ve heard some of my plans for the economy, ask yourself: what are Donald Trump’s plans?  Well, best I can tell, he has no credible strategy for creating jobs.  And maybe we shouldn’t expect better from someone whose most famous words are, ‘You’re fired.’ He rails against other countries, doesn’t he?  He says he’s for our workers.  But Trump’s own products are made in a lot of countries that aren’t named ‘America.’  Trump suits were made in Mexico – he could have had them made in Brooklyn, Ohio.  Trump furniture is made in Turkey, instead of Cleveland.  Trump barware is made in Slovenia, instead of Toledo.  So how does that all fit into his talk about ‘America First?’

But that’s just the start.  This is a man who plays coy with white supremacists and mocks people with disabilities. Who talks about banning an entire religion from entering our country.  Who advocates getting rid of gun-free zones in schools; letting more countries have nuclear weapons; defaulting on our national debt; turning back the clock on marriage equality.  And just like Elizabeth, I could go on and on.

This is someone whose reaction to the horrific mass shooting in Orlando was to publicly congratulate himself.

And on Friday, when Britain voted to leave the European Union, he crowed from his golf course about how the disruption could end up creating higher profits for that golf course – even though within 24 hours, Americans lost $100 billion from our 401(k)s.  He tried to turn a global economic challenge into an infomercial.

Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the Oval Office the next time America faces a crisis. Imagine him being in charge when your jobs and savings are at stake. Imagine him trying to figure out what to do in case of an emergency.

So it’s no wonder, is it, that risk analysts listed Donald Trump, a Donald Trump presidency, as one of the top threats facing the global economy – ahead of terrorism. Well, we are not going to let Donald Trump bankrupt America the way he bankrupted his casinos. We need to write – we need to write a new chapter in the American dream, and it can’t be Chapter 11.

If you believe that Donald Trump’s wrong for American and that our best days are ahead of us, please join us in this campaign.  We are stronger together.  We’re stronger when we grow together, when we lift each other up, when our economy is working for everyone – not just those at the top.  Let’s get to work, Ohio.  Let’s knock on doors and register voters.  Let’s send Ted Strickland to the Senate with Sherrod Brown!  Let’s send Alicia Reece back to Columbus!  Let’s get more strong, progressive leaders like Senator Warren in Washington and statehouses!

This November, let’s take our country in the right direction, with confidence and optimism.  That’s what we can do together.

Thank you all and God bless you!"


“Whoa! Thank you! Thank you for that warm welcome.

I am always happy to come to Ohio. It is always good to be in the home state of my great friend and your great Senator, Sherrod Brown! And it is good to be in the state that’s going to send Ted Strickland to the US Senate in November! Yes!

I’m here today because I’m with her. Yes, her. We’re all here today because we’re with her and we’re going to work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States! Yes, I’m ready. Are you ready for this? Yes.

We’re here with someone who gets up every single day and fights for us. Someone who has spent her whole life fighting for children. Spent her life fighting for women. Spent her life fighting for families. Fighting for health care. Fighting for human rights.  Fighting for a level playing field. Fighting for those who need her most.

We’re here to fight side-by-side with Hillary Clinton!

So today I want to talk about values. My daddy sold fencing and carpeting, he ended up as a maintenance man. And after his heart attack, my mom answered phones at Sears to keep our family above water. And here are some of the values that I learned, up close and personal.

My oldest brother Don Reed was career military – 288 combat missions in Vietnam. Yes. I learned from him that we honor our promises to our service members and veterans, always!

And after my middle brother John got out of the Air Force, he got a good union job operating a crane. Today he has a pension because of that job. I learned from him that unions built America’s middle class, and unions will rebuild America’s middle class! Yes!

And my youngest brother David got out of the army and started a small business. He worked his rear end off. It was tough, and today all he has left is his Social Security. I learned from him that we honor hard working people by protecting and expanding Social Security! Yes!

And me? I was the baby, and I always wanted to be a teacher. I went to a commuter college that cost $50 a semester—and it opened a million doors for me. I learned that America’s public schools can build opportunity for all of our kids!

I’m the daughter of a maintenance man who made it all the way to the United States Senate. And Hillary Clinton is the granddaughter of a factory worker who is going to make it all the way to the White House. We believe in that America! Yes! Yes!

Now, we believe in that America, but we’re worried – worried that those opportunities are slipping away.

And a lot of America is worried—worried and angry. Angry that too many times Washington works for those at the top and leaves everyone else behind. That Washington lets giant oil companies guzzle down billions of dollars in tax subsidies, but then says there’s no money to help kids refinance their student loans. That Washington gives corporations fat tax breaks for CEO bonuses, but won’t raise the minimum wage. That Washington pushes big corporate interests in trade deals, but won’t make the investments in infrastructure that create good jobs here in America.

Angry that friends and neighbors right here in Ohio lost their jobs and their homes when Wall Street wrecked our economy. Angry that instead of sending people to jail, Washington gave bankers a bail out. Now your pensions are in trouble and Washington won’t lift a finger to help. That’s not right!

And we’re here to change it! You bet. We’re here to change it.

Now Donald Trump says he’ll make America great again. It’s right there, it’s stamped on the front of his goofy hat. You want to see goofy? Look at him in that hat.

But when Donald Trump says, ‘Great,’ I ask, ‘Great for who, exactly?’ For millions of kids struggling to pay for an education? For millions of seniors barely surviving on Social Security? For families that don’t fly to Scotland to play golf?

When Donald Trump says he’ll make America great, he means make it even greater for rich guys just like Donald Trump. Great for the guys who don’t care how much they’ve already squeezed from everyone else. Great for the guys who always want more.

Because that’s who Donald Trump is—the guy who wants it all for himself. And watch out, because he will crush you into the dirt to get whatever he wants. That’s who he is.

Just look at the evidence. Donald Trump cheered on Britain’s current crisis, which has sucked billions of dollars out of your retirement accounts, because he said, hey, it might bring more rich people to his new golf course. He cheered on the 2008 housing crash because he could scoop up more real estate on the cheap. And he cheered on students desperate enough to sign up for his fake university so he could bleed them dry and turn a profit for himself.

What kind of a man does that? What kind of a man roots for people to lose their jobs? To lose their homes? To lose their life savings? I’ll tell you what kind of man: a small, insecure money-grubber who fights for nobody but himself.

What kind of a man? A nasty man who will never become President of the United States! That’s right.

Because Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States. That’s right.

Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States because she knows what it takes to beat a thin-skinned bully who is driven by greed and hate. She knows you beat a bully, not by tucking tail and running, but by standing your ground and fighting back. That’s right.

Just look at her history. She’s been on the receiving end of one right-wing attack after another for 25 years. But she has never backed down. That’s right. She doesn’t whine. She doesn’t run to Twitter to call her opponents ‘fat pigs’ or ‘dummies.’ No, she just remembers who really needs someone on their side, and she gets up and keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most.

So here’s what it boils down to. Hillary has brains. She has guts. She has thick skin and steady hands. But most of all, she has a good heart.  And that’s what America needs. And that’s why I’m with her. Are you with her? Are you with her?

This election is about values. So let’s just do a few: Donald versus Hillary.

Donald Trump believes in defrauding students to benefit himself. Hillary Clinton believes that every kid should be able to get an education without getting crushed by debt—that means debt-free college and refinancing student loans. Hillary fights for us!

Donald Trump believes poor, sad little Wall Street bankers need to be free to defraud anyone they want. Hillary Clinton believes that we need strong rules to prevent another financial crisis. Yes, Hillary fights for us!

Donald Trump cheats his workers and wants to abolish the federal minimum wage. Hillary Clinton believes no one should work full time should live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage, fair scheduling, paid family and medical leave!  Hillary fights for us!

You know I could do this all day, I really could. But I won’t. I won’t. Okay, one more.

Donald Trump calls African-Americans thugs, Muslims terrorists, Latinos rapists and criminals, and women bimbos. Hillary Clinton believes that racism, hatred, injustice, and bigotry have no place in our country.

She fights for us! She fights for us and we will fight for Hillary Clinton! She fights for us.

Please join me in welcoming to the stage our next president!”


For Immediate Release, June 27, 2016
Donald J. Trump for President

Sellout Warren

As Clinton tries to salvage support among the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democrat Party, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has become a turncoat for the causes she supposedly supports. While Warren claims that Wall Street businesses have too much influence in D.C., by paying “barely disguised bribes,” through campaign contributions. The Clinton campaign has accepted over $41 million this cycle from Wall Street interests. Warren is also campaigning for the author of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal she has routinely slammed. This is a trade deal that Clinton has expressed support for in over 45 public speeches. Warren’s campaigning for Clinton stands in stark contrast to the liberal ideals she once practiced. This sad attempt at pandering to the Sanders wing is another example of a typical political calculation by D.C. insiders. Mr. Trump has been against TPP from the start of his campaign because he understands how detrimental it would be to American workers. He will continue to fight for the American people and serve them over the special interests in Washington, D.C.

$$$ To Clinton From Wall Street Goes Against Warren’s Causes

Warren Warned Of “Bribes” From Wall Street

Warren Claimed “Powerful Wall Street Businesses Pay Barely Disguised Bribes” To Obtain Laws That Will Benefit Them And Protect Corporate Interests."Corporate executives and government officials spin through a revolving door, making sure that the interests of powerful corporations are carefully protected. Powerful Wall Street businesses pay barely disguised bribes, offering millions of dollars to trusted employees to go to Washington for a few years to make policies that will benefit exactly those same Wall Street businesses. And corporations and trade groups fund study after study that just so happen to support the special rule or exception the industry is looking for." (Elizabeth Warren,Floor Speech On The Influence Of Money In Politics, Washington, DC, 1/21/16)

Clinton’s Millions From Wall Street

According To The Center For Responsive Politics, Hillary For America Has Accepted Over $41,312,440 From Employees Of Financial Services Industry.(Center For Responsive Politics, Accessed 6/27/16)

The Clintons Have Given 164 Speeches To The Financial Sector, Earning At Least $35 Million Since 2001."Her efforts capped a nearly 15-year period in which Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, made at least $35 million by giving 164 speeches to financial services, real estate and insurance companies after leaving the White House in 2001, according to an Associated Press analysis of public disclosure forms and records released by her campaign." (Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, "Since '01, Clintons Collected $35M From Financial Businesses,The Associated Press,11/24/15)

“Hillary Clinton Is Steadfastly Refusing To Release The Transcripts Of The Paid Speeches She Gave To Wall Street Banks.”“Hillary Clinton is steadfastly refusing to release the transcripts of the paid speeches she gave to Wall Street banks. At the Democratic debate in Brooklyn on Thursday night, the presidential hopeful was booed by audience members for standing by her offer to release the transcripts only if all the candidates running for president did the same. 'There are certain expectations when you run for president - this is a new one and I've said if everyone agrees to do it because there are speeches for money on the other side, I know that,' Clinton said before getting drowned out by boos from the audience.” (Jonathan Eastley, "Clinton Refuses To Budge On Releasing Speech Transcripts,"The Hill,4/14/16)

Warren Has Previously Stated That Wall Street Contributions Impacted Clinton’s Votes
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Warren Claimed That Clinton Was Influenced By Campaign Contributions When She Voted In Favor Of Bankruptcy Bill She Was Against Just A Few Years Earlier.WARREN: "One of the first bills that came up after she was 'Senator Clinton' was the bankruptcy bill. This is a bill that's like a vampire. It will not die; there's a lot of money behind it. Her husband had vetoed it very much at her encouragement. She voted in favor of it. As Senator Clinton, the pressures are very different. It's a well financed industry. A lot of people don't realize that the industry that gave the most money to Washington over the past few years was not the oil industry, was not pharmaceuticals, it was consumer credit products. Those are the people, the credit card companies that have been giving money, and they have influence. She has taken money from the groups, and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency."('NOW' Interview With Elizabeth Warren, 2004)

Warren Noted In Her 2003 Book, That Clinton’s $140,000 In Campaign Contributions From Banking Industry Executives Led To The Change In Vote."The news release recounted how Sen. Warren (D-Mass.), in a 2003 book, blamed campaign contributions from banking interests for why Clinton flipped from being opposed to an overhaul of bankruptcy laws as first lady - calling it 'awful'- to voting to advance the bill as a freshman senator. Warren noted that Clinton had received $140,000 in campaign contributions from banking industry executives as she sought a Senate seat." (Glenn Kessler, "Elizabeth Warren's Critique Of Hillary Clinton's 2001 Bankruptcy Vote,"The Washington Post, 2/9/16)

Warren Has Raged Against The Trans-Pacific Partnership As Unfair To Americans
Warren Said The TPP “Would Tilt The Playing Field” Away From Working Families

Warren, On TPP: It "Would Tilt The Playing Field Even More In Favor Of A Big Multinational Corporations And Against Working Families.""Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is pushing her Senate colleagues to reject a Pacific Rim trade deal that's considered a key pillar of President Obama's second term. 'I hope Congress will use its constitutional authority to stop this deal before it makes things even worse and even more dangerous for America's hardest-working families,' Warren said Tuesday. She added that the agreement 'would tilt the playing field even more in favor of big multinational corporations and against working families.'"(Jordain Carney, "Warren: Congress Should Reject Obama Trade Deal,"The Hill, 2/2/16)

Clinton Took The “Leading” Role In Drafting TPP, And Has Expressed Support Publicly 45 Times

As Secretary Of State, Clinton Took “A Leading Part In Drafting The Trans-Pacific Partnership.” “She's pressed the case for U.S. business in Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries in China's shadow. She's also taken a leading part in drafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free-trade act that would give U.S. companies a leg up on their Chinese competitors."(Elizabeth Dwoskin and Indira Laksmanan, "How Hillary Clinton Created A U.S. Business-Promotion Machine," Bloomberg,1/10/13)

As Secretary, Clinton Had "Expressed Support" For The Trans-Pacific Partnership In "At Least 45 Public Speeches." "The TPP negotiations are a part of the Obama administration's so-called pivot to Asia. Early in his presidency, Obama outlined a plan to put more energy and focus into the Asian Pacific, especially in terms of economic development. While serving as Obama's secretary of state, Clinton expressed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in at least 45 public speeches, according to a roundup of quotes by CNN." (Jake Tapper, "45 Times Secretary Clinton Pushed The Trade Bill She Now Opposes," CNN, 6/15/15)

Republican National Committee

Full Text of Senator Scott Brown's Remarks On Clinton-Warren Campaign Stop

WASHINGTON – This afternoon, former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA), joined the Republican National Committee (RNC) to discuss Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop with Senator Elizabeth Warren in Cincinnati, OH.

June 27, 2016

Senator Brown: "Thank you and first of all thanks to everyone for coming on and first thing I can say after watching the joint appearance is that this is certainly not Thomas Jefferson, JFK, and/or Bill Clinton’s Party anymore. It's unrecognizable, today’s Democratic Party, that you have someone like Hillary Clinton who is talking about policies from the 90’s, which seems very much out of step with today’s Democratic Party. Socialism obviously versus growth and prosperity of the Democratic Party of yesteryear looking at it… it was quite frankly uncomfortable to watch. Looking at it, for me, it’s evident Hillary Clinton has a Bernie Sanders problem.

"As you know half the people noted in a recent poll are not going to support Hillary Clinton. Many reasons, the first of which is they believe she is part of the old guard, the old Democratic Party, and Bernie is part of a new party. You have younger millennials and others who are dissatisfied with the business as usual.

"And you have somebody as Elizabeth Warren who has for her entire career hammering away at Wall Street, criticizing almost on a daily basis, the outrages of Wall Street. In Hillary Clinton the people who support Bernie see that and what I find really problematic and hypocritical is the fact that in Warren’s own book she criticizes then Senator Clinton for selling out to the credit card companies, and obviously we all know about the millions and millions of dollars she has taken from Wall Street. Her connections to Wall Street make her virtually the queen of Wall Street and I find it very awkward and quite frankly I am not sure how she can justify it, supporting the queen of Wall Street and doing away with all the beliefs she has had for virtually her whole career.

"If you look at not only those connections to Wall Street, but also the fact that we all know Secretary Clinton gave speeches upwards of $35 million and still refuses to release those transcripts and I think we all know why. It’s because she was probably sucking up to the big banks and the financial services, and other industries on Wall Street. So that’s one of the strongest reasons a lot of those millennials are kind of fed up, and view actually Senator Warren as a sellout as well.

"Somebody who was the darling of the left, the occupy Wall Street movement. Remember she was the creator of it and they looked at her as someone who represented their interests, and her tepid endorsement after the fact that Secretary Clinton got the nomination already. Really a lot of those Bernie Sanders supporters are very, very angry because, if you recall in Massachusetts Bernie was starting to get a roll and Elizabeth Warren’s silence and not endorsing Bernie could have really changed the entire tide. So they are very, very angry still about that situation.

"We can take it a step forward about the economy and trade. They have been at odds on these issues as well. Warren, as you know, has talked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership saying it will tilt the field even more in favor of a big multinational corporations and against working families. And Hillary Clinton, who is one of most vocal champions of that agreement, calling it the gold standard of trade deals and so she is flip flopping back and forth based on what the political winds are dictating.

"How do you justify the fact that they’re both on opposite sides of that particular issue and now it’s okay for Senator Warren to, in fact, go against those strong beliefs once again. And foreign policy, we know also about foreign policy and national security, then-Senator Clinton voted for the Iraq War, while Senator Warren has been one of its loudest critics. And as we all know about what happened when Secretary Clinton, then Senator, pushed for arming the rebels, and obviously she voted against—Senator Warren—voted against that measure in the Senate.

"You can go on and on and on about the national and foreign policy disagreements that they actually have with each other, and in contrast, you look at the constant attacks, not only against the Republicans, and also against our candidate, Donald Trump. It seems hypocritical, once again, especially when you’re looking at corporate interests. And remember, Senator Warren, then when she was an attorney, worked for the big corporations in the LTV Steel case trying to deny coal miners their pension benefits.

"Once again, Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Administration were on the opposite side of that, trying to make sure that those coal miners could retain their pensions. And here you go, just another example of the disconnect. So, I found her addition to be very uncomfortable, and I’m wondering if, when you all have an opportunity to ask Senator Warren, how does she justify and reconcile these differences with her lifelong crusades against Wall Street? And then supporting the queen of Wall Street, how in fact does she justify and reconcile her disagreements not only on foreign and national security, but on the economy and trade? And then, obviously, the credibility issues come into play, not only with Senator Warren and her, obviously, heritage, and her flip-flopping on a whole host of other issues. And so I want to take questions, if anyone has any questions we can move forward, if not, we’ll wrap it up."

Question and Answer:

Beth Fouhy (NBC News)

Q. You mentioned something about Senator Warren’s heritage, as you may know, Donald Trump again today, spoke out about Senator Warren’s apparent heritage. He referred to her in a conversation with Hallie Jackson of our team as a “racist” and repeated his call that she is Pocahontas. I’m wondering if you think that’s a smart way for Mr. Trump to be campaigning at this point, going after a surrogate rather than after his opponent, Hillary Clinton and repeating the issue of her and questioning her heritage and calling her those names.
A. Well first of all, as we all know, she is not Native American, that she’s not 1/32nd, she has no Native American background except for what her family told her. The easy answer on that as you all know, is that Harvard and Penn can release the records, she can authorize the release of those records, she can take a DNA test, she can release the records herself, there’s never been any effort. And that’s the problem with not only Secretary Clinton but Elizabeth Warren, is that there is two sets of rules, there’s one for them and one for everybody else. Not only on the server and those issues obviously and the accountability issues, but also on this, I think character issue as well. You’d have to speak to Donald Trump about his philosophy about talking surrogates, but they’re virtually one in the same, the talking points that Warren’s been using for over a month now, come from the DNC and from the Clinton camp, so indirectly, Secretary Clinton is considering making someone the vice president who has very serious character flaws when it comes to honesty and credibility and dealing with her heritage and what does that do? That took away someone who truly was Native American and gave that opportunity to someone who’s not and that’s just not right, it’s a form of reverse racism quite frankly. Thank you.
James Pindell (Boston Globe)

Q. Hey Senator, there’s been a lot of conversation about Senator Warren being on the VP ticket for Hillary Clinton, I’m wondering if Donald Trump has asked you to submit financial records for his vetting team and have you done that?

A. Yeah, I’m not going to perpetuate any story regarding what I’m doing and what I’m not doing with Mr. Trump and he will release those names when he feels it’s appropriate and you can certainly direct those questions to the Trump campaign.
Alison King (NECN)

Q. Hey Senator Brown, I’m wondering if given what you see as Elizabeth Warren’s weaknesses in terms of being a possible VP candidate, is it your hope that she is chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate?
A. I have two people who have and I think America thinks as well, very serious character flaws. Obviously Hillary Clinton and her honesty when it comes to the server and the issues with Benghazi .You can go on and almost on the intersection of money and politics with the Clinton Foundation and the quid pro quo allegations of speeches and then countries and others getting special favors, those are real and the people are going to have to make their own determinations as to what rule and how much that affects their decision ultimately. And then with Elizabeth Warren, you know, somebody who’s been in the Senate for quite a while now and has not passed one bill on a bunch of different committees, she has sponsored bills that have never done anything to really help the American people except yell and scream at committee hearings and use that for fundraising letters. I read something this morning, can you imagine if I spent my 3 years in the senate just running around raising money and helping others instead of doing my job for the people of Massachusetts? So there is a double standard and I think one of the reasons she won’t get it is because of the scrutiny not only on the Native American issues but the fact that she represented corporate interests over the little guys so that goes against her philosophy that she’s fighting for the little guy. The issues regarding school loans, “the kids are getting hammered”, the kids are getting hammered because her and her husband and others in those institutions are getting paid over $350,000 to teach one class. That’s why the kid’s tuitions are going up astronomically and then you want to throw in the house flipping issues where she’s making criticisms yet her and her family have done this as well. So do I hope she gets it? That’s obviously up to Hillary Clinton I think there are much better choices but certainly she’s not going to call me and ask for me for my advice I just think Hillary would spend too much time basically defending that choice versus moving forward with someone like Senator Kaine or Cory Booker or others who I think are more vetted and more logical choices.