Trump: Hillary, NYT colluded w/Mexican billionaire Slim
An unnamed advisor to Trump announced that the allegations about Clinton’s ties to Slim would soon be disclosed to the public, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal on Friday.
Hillary’s expansive propaganda machine?
Trump gave supporters a heads-up about the connection between Clinton, Slim and the New York Times during a speech he gave late last week at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, impressing the fact that the Big Apple’s daily was the perpetrator behind the story it ran about him allegedly sexually assaulting two women.
“No paper is more corrupt than the failing New York Times,” Trump said, according to Newsmax. “The good news is it is failing. It won’t be around too much longer, but they’re really, really bad people.”
The 70-year-old GOP White House hopeful went on to point out that slim has given millions upon millions of dollars to both the New York Times and Clinton.
“The largest shareholder is Carlos Slim,” Trump stressed regarding the affluent Mexican’s relationship with the New York newspaper. “He comes from Mexico. He has given many millions to the Clintons.”
According to Trump, the progressive press team from the Empire State are merely political pawns used by the Mexican billionaire and the former secretary of state.
“Reporters of the New York Times … they’re not journalists,” the real estate mogul told the supportive crowd in the Tar Heel State. “They’re corporate lobbyist for Carlos Slim and Hillary Clinton.”
The claim made by the GOP nominee about the covert triangle of influence comes in the wake of a story run by the New York Times about two women’s claims that he fondled or kissed them without their consent.
In response to the allegations raised in the Times’ article that was posted on Thursday, Trump immediately addressed the charges as being consummately wrong, saying the paper is guilty of libel.
“[The accusations are] false and slanderous in virtually every respect,” Trump told supporters at a rally held in West Palm Beach, Florida, on the same day.
Trump’s advisor indicates that the breaking story exposing the clandestine dealings between Clinton, Slim and the New York Times will work to sink the already “falling” New York Times – and hopefully his rival’s presidential campaign, too. The staffer on the Trump campaign also emphasized that the liberal paper had to be “rescued” by a “foreigner” in order to stay afloat.
Not fessing up
After being questioned by The Wall Street Journal about the validity of Trump’s allegations, Slim’s spokesman, Arturo Elias, denied everything, insisting that the billionaire does not get involved in politics in the United States or Mexico.
“This is totally false,” Elias asserted. “Of course, we aren’t interfering in the U.S. election. We aren’t even active in Mexican politics.”
In addition to his denial, Elias brought up contributions that Slim made to the Clinton Foundation, indicating that the large sums of money given to the “nonprofit” were on public record.
New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., corroborates the account given by Elias, claiming that Slim’s investment in the major East Coast media hub has no bearing on its political slant.
“Carlos Slim is an excellent shareholder who fully respects boundaries regarding the independence of our journalism,” Sulzberger insisted. “He has never sought to influence what we report.”
Also denying Trump’s accusations of the inner workings between Slim, Clinton and the New York Times is Clinton’s press secretary Brian Fallon, who also claims that the connection between the three is pure conjecture.
“[The attack on Slim is] just another deranged right-wing conspiracy theory from Donald Trump’s increasingly desperate campaign,” Fallon shot back.
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