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Clinton: Trump cheered housing crisis to "make some money"

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:30

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells supporters in Commerce, California that Republican rival Donald Trump was ''hoping for the crash'' of the 2008 housing market. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democrat Hillary Clinton, seeking to dampen Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's growing appeal with working-class voters, on Tuesday accused him of having cheered on the 2008 housing market crash. "He actually said he was hoping for the crash that caused hardworking families in California and across America to lose their homes all because he thought he could take advantage of it to make some money for himself," Clinton told a campaign rally in Commerce, California. Clinton's campaign released an ad with audio the presumptive Republican nominee had recorded in 2006 for the now-defunct Trump University. Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, said of a "bubble burst" that he "sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy" property and "make a lot of money." Clinton's campaign and her surrogates have seized on the recording to argue that she would take better care of the U.S. economy.

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Clinton: Trump cheered housing crisis to "make some money"

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 01:30