Clinton Criticizes Trump: Talks Gun Laws, Renewable Energy

27 Jun Clinton Criticizes Trump: Talks Gun Laws, Renewable Energy

Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton speaking Sunday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized Republican candidate Donald Trump Sunday and issued a call to strengthen the nation’s gun laws.

Speaking to the crowd of hundreds, at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Clinton criticized Trump’s praise for the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the European Union. She says the U.S. needs leaders who understand that, in her words, “bombastic comments in turbulent times can…cause more turbulence.”

“And who put the interests of the American people ahead of their personal business interests,” she said.

Clinton says the top priority must be to minimize the British vote’s damage to American families and businesses.

In her speech, Clinton noted the growth of cities over the last decade, calling urban areas a major factor in the country’s economic recovery from the recession. More than 96 percent of new jobs came from cities in 2015 and metro hubs accounted for nearly 99 percent of last year’s GDP growth.

And Clinton says her economic proposals will include a commitment to infrastructure funding — which drew a standing ovation.

“And the public investment will be aided by a new national infrastructure bank that will bring private sectors dollars off the sidelines and be put to work in rebuilding America.”

Clinton says the country should also set a goal to produce enough renewable energy to power every home in America.

The Indiana Republican Party issued a statement criticizing what it calls the Democrat’s extremist energy agenda, saying Clinton’s policies will hurt Indiana’s coal industry.

Clinton’s address was preceded by remarks from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who spoke about his city’s response to the worst mass shooting in American history. Clinton says it’s time to strengthen the country’s gun laws.

“No person should be gunned down while learning, teaching, praying or dancing.”

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