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The Latest: Trump slams Clinton's trade policies in speech

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT):

11 a.m.

Donald Trump is suggesting that "our country lost its way" when it began to prioritize globalism over a focus on the United States' own interests.

Speaking Wednesday at one of his Manhattan hotels, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee says that has "devastated" the American middle class. He says that's largely due to trade policies enacted under President Bill Clinton's administration.

Trump says the trade policies were "to the detriment of the American worker," and he's linking his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton, to her husband's policies.

He claimed that Hillary Clinton "sold out our workers" and "she gets rich by making you poor."

He also played off Clinton's "I'm with her" campaign slogan, by declaring: "I'm with you, the American people."


10:55 a.m.

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is "a world-class liar."

In a speech he's delivering Wednesday in New York, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee criticized what he called several lies made by his general election opponent.

Among them: Trump says Clinton misrepresenting the danger she faced during an airport arrival in Bosnia, which she said happened in a combat zone.

Trump also slammed Clinton and her husband for using their public sector influence to enrich themselves.

He said Clinton spent "her entire life" raising money for special interests and has "taken plenty of money out for herself."


10:49 a.m.

Donald Trump says the country's problems "can only be fixed by me," and not his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.

The presumptive Republican nominee says in a speech he's delivering Wednesday in New York that change is needed in Washington, because "we will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the people who rigged it in the first place."

Trump called for the supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whom Clinton defeated in the Democratic primary, to join his campaign.

He says, "together, we can fix the system for all Americans."

The celebrity businessman said that he is running for president "to give back" to the country that has been "so very good" to him.


10:40 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is on Capitol Hill meeting with House Democrats.

She is looking to shore up her already strong support among Democratic lawmakers now that she's the party's presumptive nominee.

The meeting comes as her likely Republican rival, Donald Trump, is set to deliver a speech attacking Clinton as a failed secretary state who is out of touch with Americans.

That follows Clinton's speech Tuesday in which she warned that Trump, if elected, would send the U.S. economy into a recession. She plans to lay out her own economic agenda in a speech in North Carolina later Wednesday.


6:35 a.m.

Hillary Clinton will lay out "ambitious new goals" on the economy in a speech Wednesday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Clinton will follow up on an address in Columbus, Ohio, in which she said Donald Trump would lead the country in a recession.

Clinton said in a preview of her North Carolina speech that she would work with both parties to develop good-paying jobs in infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, clean energy and small business.

She says she will tackle "the twin problems" of college affordability and student debt and ensure Wall Street and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.

Clinton will be speaking shortly after Trump's address on Clinton's qualifications for president.


3:20 a.m.

Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign, Donald Trump will lambaste Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration.

Trump's address Wednesday morning at his hotel in New York's SoHo neighborhood marks his official opening salvo against Clinton, the prospective Democratic presidential nominee, in the general election. It comes as Trump faces growing questions about his readiness not just for the presidency, but for the campaign he will need to run to get there.

The Trump campaign is hoping the speech can quiet those concerns and rally Republicans around their shared opposition to Clinton. The billionaire businessman plans to focus in particular on Clinton's tenure at the State Department, arguing that her foreign policy is in part responsible for the creation of the Islamic State militant group.

On Monday, Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, hours before a new fundraising report showed that the billionaire's campaign had just $1.3 million in the bank at the start of June.

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