Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told her supporters Tuesday during a campaign rally in Florida that they need to “stage an intervention” with any friends who back Republican Donald Trump.
The former secretary of state attacked Trump by reminding voters that the billionaire businessman likely avoided paying income taxes for many years because of large business losses. So she challenged her supporters to think about whether or not they want someone in the White House who potentially avoided paying taxes.
She said, according to The Hill:
I believe that most of us here have paid a lot more federal income taxes than Donald Trump has paid. He took everything our great country has to offer. He scooped it up with both hands and then paid nothing to support us.
If you know anybody who's thinking about voting for Trump. Well, first of all, stage an intervention.
If they've ever paid a dollar in income tax, ask them whether they think it's so smart for somebody to lose other people's money, claim a loss and then not pay income taxes.
Clinton and her campaign have ramped up their attacks on Trump over the last several days following FBI Director James Comey's Friday announcement that the FBI was reopening their case into Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Subsequently, Clinton has also taken a hit in the polls. With less than a week before Election Day, the race is closer than ever before. According to the RealClearPolitics national average of polling, Clinton only has a 1.7-point lead over Trump.
Even worse news for Clinton: Momentum is clearly on the side of Trump, as he’s gained on her in almost every important battleground state and well as in national polling.