— -- In an effort to narrow in on economics and hammer Hillary Clinton on trade, Donald Trump got graphic on Thursday in describing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is another disaster, done and pushed by special interests who want to rape our country. Just a continuing rape of our country. That’s what it is too,” he said at a rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
“It’s a harsh word. It's a rape of our country. This is done by wealthy people that want to take advantage of us, and that want to sign another partnership. So Hillary Clinton not so long ago said this is the gold standard of trade pacts,” he went on.
He also blamed the loss of jobs in Ohio on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and reminded voters that Clinton was "married to the man that signed NAFTA."
“It was signed by Bill Clinton, and I assume Hillary was there watching over him,” he said.
Earlier in the day in Monessen, Pennsylvania, Trump laid out a seven-point plan to “Make America Wealthy Again."
Reading from a teleprompter, he claimed the country was robbed by the financial elite of which he “used to be” a part of.