Donald Trump unleashed a slashing series of attacks against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday in an attempt to reset his presidential campaign by framing his Democratic opponent as untrustworthy, beholden to special interests and plagued by a record of poor judgment.
"Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person to ever seek the presidency of the United States," Trump claimed in a blistering 40-minute scripted speech in New York City. "She's virtually done nothing right, she's virtually done nothing good."
The vicious assault on Clinton, which was postponed last week in the aftermath of the terror attack in Orlando, Florida, amounted to an all-encompassing indictment of the former secretary of state, using a combination of rhetorical bombast and dubious claims.
Trump also offered up more traditional Republican rhetoric like lifting restrictions on energy production, repealing and replacing President Obama's health care reform law and passing massive tax reform that would lower rates for all brackets.
"If I am Hillary Clinton I would be politically scared of this Trump, because not only did he prosecute Clinton's record, but he offered a vision of his own," says Ford O'Connell a GOP consultant who performed outreach for Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. "If I were Trump I would deliver a speech like this every week or two from now until Election Day. It could prove to be his most effective weapon in terms of catching up to and potentially surpassing Clinton in the polls."