Trump: The Clinton Foundation ‘a Criminal Enterprise,’ Haitians ‘Hate the Clintons’
The Clinton Foundation is a "criminal enterprise" that hurt the people it was supposed to be helping, Donald Trump charged in the final presidential debate Wednesday night.
Here's a rush excerpt:
WALLACE: "Can you really say you’ve kept your pledge to that Senate committee and what went on and between you and the Clinton Foundation? Why isn’t it what Mr. Trump calls pay to play?"
CLINTON: "Everything I did as Secretary of State was in furtherance of our country’s interests and our values. The State Department has said that. I think that’s been proven, but I am happy — in fact, I’m thrilled to talk about the Clinton Foundation because it is a world renowned charity and I’m so proud of the work that it does. I could talk for the rest of the debate. I know I don’t have the time to do that, but just briefly the Clinton Foundation made it possible for 11 million people around the world with HIV-AIDS to afford treatment and that’s about half of all the people in the world that are getting treatment in partnership with the American health organization."
WALLACE: "Secretary Clinton, respectfully, this is an open discussion.
CLINTON: "Well, it is on open discussion."
WALLACE: "The specific question is about pay to play —"
CLINTON: "There is a lot of evidence about the very good work —"
TRUMP: "And it’s a criminal enterprise —"
WALLCE: "Please let Mr. Trump speak."
TRUMP: "It’s a criminal enterprise. Saudi Arabia given $25 million, Qatar, all of these countries. You talk about women and women’s rights? These are people that push gays off business, off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly and yet you take their money. So I’d like to ask you right now why don’t you give back the money that you’ve taken from certain countries that treat certain groups of people so horribly? I think it would be a great gesture because she takes a tremendous amount of money. You take a look at the people of Haiti. I was in little Haiti the other day in Florida, and I want to tell you they hate the Clintons because what’s happened in Haiti with the Clinton foundation is a disgrace. And you know it and they know it and everybody knows it."