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Clinton walks the line in Atlantic City

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 00:46

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited the boardwalk in Atlantic City to highlight Republican rival Donald Trump's casino bankruptcies. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visited the famous boardwalk in Atlantic City on Wednesday to highlight Republican rival Donald Trump's casino bankruptcies, warning he would bring the same cutthroat approach to managing the U.S. economy. Clinton shook hands with striking workers outside the Trump Taj Mahal, one of the casinos that Trump once owned. Clinton frequently uses criticism of Trump's business record to illustrate a principle campaign theme - that the wealthy New Yorker is only interested in boosting his financial bottom line, and not concerned about the economic struggles of working Americans. Atlantic City has struggled economically in recent years as a series of casinos have closed. The city's 10 percent unemployment rate is nearly double the national average, and closed buildings pockmark its boardwalk. Trump has defended his bankruptcy filings on casinos and other projects as legitimate legal avenues designed to help businesses manage their debts. He tweeted before Clinton's speech that Atlantic City's Democratic leaders were to blame for the city's struggling economy. Trump also issued an email statement defending his bankruptcies as a commonly used practice to restructure a business and ultimately save jobs. On Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey said the agency would recommend no criminal charges against Clinton for her use of private email servers. But Comey rebuked her for what he said was "extremely careless" handling of classified material on her email servers, and contradicted her claims that she never transmitted or received classified material on that email system.

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Clinton walks the line in Atlantic City

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 00:46