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Bill Clinton Jabs Trump on Election, Tax Reform

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a symposium in Georgetown University on Monday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

By    |   Monday, 06 Nov 2017 11:03 PM

Former President Bill Clinton took a few subtle jabs at President Donald Trump a speech at Georgetown University on Monday night.

Clinton told a crowd at Georgetown's Gaston Hall on the 25th anniversary of his first presidential election win and referenced last year's presidential election, tax reform, and more.

"In the last election, in the counties that Hillary carried, you find 64 percent of America's GDP," Clinton said, according to The Hill. "In the more numerous, rural counties carried by President Trump, you find 36 percent of the GDP, even though the median income of a Trump voter was higher. What does that tell you?

"Even poor people are more hopeful if they're in a dynamic place. Being trapped with a lack of mobility is more damaging emotionally and makes you more vulnerable to false claims, from my point of view, than if you're poor."

Regarding the Republican Party's recent efforts to pass tax reform, Clinton accused the GOP of helping the rich.

"I can't figure out how come we're about to spend one and a half trillion dollars on a tax cut that will mostly benefit people in my income group instead of — if we're going to run the debt up — we ought to at least spend it on infrastructure where there's a high rate of return and we'll get the money back," he said.

Former President George W. Bush was critical of Trump in a recent speech as well, while former President George H.W. Bush said during the campaign last year Trump is a "blowhard."

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