Donald Trump assailed his presumptive Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton on Wednesday as a "world-class liar," saying her temperament and judgment make her unworthy of the White House.
"Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee charged, addressing reporters in a ballroom of his hotel in Manhattan's SoHo.
"She has perfected the politics of personal profit -- and even theft," Trump said, quoting several times from "Clinton Cash."
The book, written by Peter Schweizer, concludes that the paid speeches by the former secretary of state and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and contributions to their charitable Clinton Foundation were part of a pattern of greed and corruption.
Hillary Clinton would be beholden to foreign entities as president because her family has taken money from governments whose values run counter to those of the United States, Trump said in remarks lasting more than 40 minutes.
He said the trade policies Clinton and President Barack Obama support would take away American jobs and damage the economy.
He also criticized Clinton's work as security of state, blaming her for the deadly attack on American diplomats in 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. He said the foreign policy approaches have emboldened and empowered the Islamic State.
"Her decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched," Trump said.
The candidate said Clinton, a former senator from New York, deleted emails with crucial information about the United States government that could fall into the wrong hands.
Trump spoke amid a tumultuous week for his campaign that included the ouster of its manager, Corey Lewandowski, and Federal Election Commission filings that showed it ended May with just $1.3 million in cash on hand compared to $42.5 million for Clinton.
In the audience of dozens of invitees were Trump's adult children and supporters, including former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.
Trump had been scheduled to deliver the anti-Clinton speech in New Hampshire earlier in the month, but postponed it in favor of remarks dedicated to national security in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting.
Clinton supporters and others have challenged inaccuracies in "Clinton Cash" and Schweizer's findings and accused him of being politically motivated. Schweizer told Newsday he does not advise the Trump campaign and investigates self-enrichment in both political parties.
Clinton was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to meet with House Democrats.
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