The Hillary Clinton campaign recently launched a new website dedicated to hitting Donald Trump where it hurts the most: his business history.
According to Trump, his greatest selling point is his success as a businessman, but Clinton’s website, Art of the Steal, takes direct aim at the Republican presidential candidate’s business misfires, arguing that like the rest of his “qualifications,” Trump’s business sense is deeply flawed.
“Sometimes he was bad at [business] in that he made a lot of money while hurting a lot of people,” the website claims. “But most of the time, he was just bad at it.”
Clinton’s campaign uses examples such as the highly criticized Trump Steaks and the failure of his Atlantic City casinos to debunk the spreading misconception of Trump’s untouchable financial prowess.
The website is just one part of a series of economically based attacks on Trump. During an event in Ohio, Clinton spoke out about a possible Trump presidency’s inevitable impact on the economy, saying that it would be “devastating for families and bad for the economy.”
Clinton’s attack comes just one day after the release of a new analysis of Trump’s economic proposals by Moody’s Analytics. The report revealed that his plan to shift away from globalization would “diminish the nation’s growth prospects,” and that it would “result in larger federal government deficits and a heavier debt load,” thus creating “a weaker U.S. economy, with fewer jobs and higher unemployment.”
Clinton’s website builds upon a number of arguments against the Republican candidate, including an account of Trump’s multiple casino bankruptcies and the time his father had to bail him out by purchasing $3.3 million in poker chips.
They say you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet, but with hard evidence supported by reliable sources, it is nearly impossible to write off Clinton’s website as a “smear campaign.”
When it comes to website design, 38% of regular consumers will stop engaging with a website if the layout is unattractive. The site’s homepage features an uncomfortably large image of Trump’s smug face, but this unsightly visual is hardly enough to deter the political truth-seekers who come across this highly informative website.
Photo attribution: By Krassotkin (derivative), Gage Skidmore (Donald Trump), Gage Skidmore (Hillary Clinton) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons