Clinton Blasts Trump’s 2006 Real-Estate Crash Remarksby
Hillary Clinton debuted a new line of attack on Donald Trump on Tuesday by resurrecting his remarks from 2006 in which he said he hoped the housing bubble bursts so he could buy more property.
"Donald said when he was talking about the possibility of a housing market crash before the Great Recession—he said 'I sort of hope that happens.' He actually said that," Clinton told a crowd of supporters in Commerce, California just outside East Los Angeles.
"Sick!" yelled one member of the audience.
"He actually said he was hoping for the crash that cost hard-working families in California and all across the country to lose their homes," Clinton continued, "all because he thought he could take advantage of it to make some money for himself."
"I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy," Trump said in 2006, according to CNN, while responding to a question about whether the real estate market was heading for a crash.
The Clinton campaign released a video earlier on Tuesday featuring Trump's remarks at the time.
A spokesperson for the Trump campaign didn't immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.