Clinton: Trump Budget Shows 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

May 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton castigated President Trump's federal budget proposal during a keynote address on Tuesday, calling it an attack on the needy that showed an "unimaginable level of cruelty."

The failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate gave a speech after being honored at the Children's Health Fund Annual Benefit in New York City. Clinton used her remarks to attack Trump's new federal budget plan only hours after it was released.

"This administration and Republicans in Congress are mounting an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women, and seniors," Clinton said.

Clinton then added that Trump's budget is cruel for millions of Americans.

"[The budget] shows an unimaginable level of cruelty and lack of imagination and disdain for the struggles of millions of Americans, including millions of children," she said. "None of us can remain silent in the face of these attacks."

Trump's budget aims to drive economic growth through tax cuts and regulatory reform, according to White House officials.

"It hurts the well-being of children," Clinton said. "It's time to send a resounding message that we will not stand for this attack on the most vulnerable among us."

Clinton launched a new political organization, Onward Together, in early May to fight Trump's agenda.