Monday Donald Trump called for the shutdown of the Clinton Foundation global charity, calling it “the most corrupt enterprise in political history” and declaring that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “shouldn’t be allowed to run for president.”
The GOP nominee accused the foundation run by former President Bill Clinton and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton described the charity as “pay for play.”
“I say shut it down,” he told the morning Fox News program, adding about his presidential rival, “It’s hard to believe she can be running.”
“To be honest with you, with the e-mails and the crimes she’s committed she shouldn’t be allowed to run for president,” Trump declared.
In a statement on his website, Trump called Hillary Clinton “the defender of the corrupt and rigged status quo.”
“The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American people,” the statement charged. “It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history. What they were doing during Crooked Hillary’s time as Secretary of State was wrong then, and it is wrong now. It must be shut down immediately.”
Trump called the alleged illegal activities “really well documented” in the book, “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer, a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities.
“The book has been absolutely approved by so many people,” Trump told “Fox & Friends.” “You had accounting firms go in there, you had so many people going in and it’s pay for play. I mean, if you look at it, it’s pay for play. So many things happen, money is paid, and then all of a sudden, lots of good things — very, very bad situation.”
“Look, these are very greedy people,” Trump added. “These are people that have skirted the law for a long time. Hard to believe that, you know, somebody like this has a good chance, you know — a fairly good chance of being president.”
But Trump said he thinks “things are turning. I think they’re turning rather rapidly.”