San Francisco Chronicle

Clinton pushes back, says Trump ‘has no answers’


RALEIGH, N.C. — Hillary Clinton pushed back against Donald Trump’s questions about her religion and her competence Wednesday, casting him as a candidate with not much else to say about how he would lead the nation.

Over two consecutiv­e days, Trump has sought to focus his struggling campaign on Clinton, as Republican leaders have demanded. On Tuesday, in a video clip of his remarks, Trump appeared to suggest the public doesn’t know “anything about Hillary in terms of religion.”

Clinton, who has spoken and written about her faith, on Wednesday retorted with a quote from John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.

“As we Methodists like to say: Do all the good you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can.”

Clinton also went after Trump for remarks in which he accused her of being “a world-class liar” who personally profited from her tenure at the State Department.

“Think about it. He’s going after me personally because he has no answers on the substance,” Clinton told supporters at the North Carolina State Fairground­s in Raleigh. “So all he can try to do is try to distract us. That’s why he’s attacking my faith. Sigh.”

Both presumptiv­e presidenti­al nominees are attempting to unite their fractured parties ahead of the nominating convention­s.

As Trump works to right his campaign from weeks of turmoil and poor fundraisin­g, Clinton was addressing her own challenge: drawing the supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. She’s vanquished him in the critical hunt for enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidenti­al nomination, but Sanders has not endorsed Clinton. On Wednesday, he allowed that it’s apparent he will not be the party’s nominee.

“I know he knows what’s at stake,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “Two words: Donald Trump.”

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