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Clinton’s Tale of Two Trumps: Typical Republican and Dangerous Menace

The Democratic presidential nominee’s narrative about her Republican rival is nuanced, if not contradictory.
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Hillary Clinton Blasts ‘Trump Loophole’ in Economy Speech

To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, Donald Trump is both a typical Republican seeking to enrich the wealthy and a dangerous outlier unfit to serve as president.

The dueling messages are the byproduct of her running against a singular candidate who has upended the political playbook and provided an overabundance of potential attack lines. The result is Clinton painting Trump as a standard Republican on economics, and as an aberration from past nominees on the world stage by calling him a “loose cannon” who cannot be trusted to control the nuclear arsenal.