Trump blames NYT, Carlos Slim for travail

Carlos Slim: the Mexican Trump says behind smear campaign
Carlos Slim: the Mexican billionaire  Trump says behind smear campaign

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday accused the New York Times and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim for his travails and his lagging in the polls.

He accused Slim, with net worth of over $50billion,  of trying to help Democrat Hillary Clinton win the Nov. 8 election through his connection to the New York Times.

Trump said Slim, as a major New York Times shareholder, is helping bankroll what he called the Times’ attempt to help Clinton win the presidential election.

Slim is the largest shareholder of New York Times Co, according to a report by reuters in January 2015.  He controls a stake of 16.8 percent.

Entities affiliated with Slim exercised the warrants he bought in 2009 when he loaned the company $250 million during the height of the financial crisis. Slim’s total stake is valued at $341.4 million.

The Times published a story from two women accusing Trump of groping them.

“They’re not journalists,” Trump said of the Times reporters. “They’re corporate lobbyists for Carlos Slim and foreign corporations.”

“They’re not journalists,” Trump said of the Times reporters. “They’re corporate lobbyists for Carlos Slim and foreign corporations.”

At a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, Trump also again said a variety of women who have accused him of making unwanted sexual advances are making up their stories.

At another rally in Charlotte,  Trump said that he was a victim of a ‘great political smear’ to damage his campaign.

“It’s not hard to find a small handful of people willing to make false smears.

“They are coming after me to try and destroy what is considered by even them the greatest movement in the history of our country.”

“These claims defy reason, truth, logic, common sense. They are made without supporting witnesses.

“When the media does what they’re doing now, that’s rigging the system… The election is rigged,” he said.

Two new accusations came from an ex-Apprentice contestant who cited a 2007 incident and a woman who described a case from the early 1990s.

Trump insists that the allegations are all false and a “concerted effort” to take down his campaign.

 

 

 

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