DETROIT, Mich. — Former President Bill Clinton went after Donald Trump on Monday, charging that the GOP nominee “damaged America” with his trip to Mexico and subsequent hard-line immigration speech last week.
Clinton said he was “dumbfounded” when Trump went to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto last week and then returned to the U.S. and gave “the same old speech,” a highly-touted immigration address that just reinforced many of Trump’s most conservative policy proposals on immigration.
“I’m gonna tell you something folks. I’ve had that job. That damaged America and every serious country in the world, you cannot be the leader of a country, go down and … be nice to people, and then come home and dump on them for your own political benefit,” Clinton said.
“It’s a killer,” he added, and went on to argue that “every country in the world was looking at that and saying, ‘This is not the America I know.'”