Trump challenges Clinton to spend her own money on campaign


By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times

Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton to spend her own money on her presidential campaign Sunday, saying it would give her some independence from her donors.

Mrs. Clinton, in the second presidential debate, had blasted the 2010 Citizens United court decision that opened the door to groups spending unlimited money to get a message out in elections, and said she would appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn that ruling.

Mr. Trump countered that Mrs. Clinton is more beholden to those big-money interests than he is, saying he’s going to spend upwards of $100 million of his own money on his campaign. He challenged her to pony up as much as $30 million of the $250 million she and her husband have earned since they left the White House in 2001.

“Why aren’t you putting some money in?” he demanded.

Mrs. Clinton did not respond to the challenge.

Mrs. Clinton is easily out-raising Mr. Trump in the campaign, and Mr. Trump tried to downplay that disadvantage, sayingSunday that most of the money he’s raising is going to the GOP, and he’s funding his own operation.



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