Trump accuses Carlos Slim of using NYT to help Clinton campaign

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim during a news conference at Soumaya museum in Mexico City, June 15, 2016. (Henry Romero/Reuters)
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim during a news conference at Soumaya museum in Mexico City, June 15, 2016. (Henry Romero/Reuters)

By Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump is broadening his attack against the media to hit globalism and the Clinton Foundation by charging that Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is part of a biased coalition working in collusion with the Clinton campaign and its supporters to generate news reports of decades-old allegations from several women.

Trump, defiant and enraged in speeches, flatly denied charges he had made inappropriate advances on the women over the past three decades.

He claimed that Slim, as a shareholder of New York Times Co. and donor to the Clinton Foundation, has an interest in helping Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to a Trump adviser.

Attacking the Mexican billionaire would allow Mr. Trump to hit several targets. He could slam the “failing” New York Times, which he says had to be “rescued” by a “foreigner”—Mr. Slim, the adviser said.

“This is totally false,” said Arturo Elias, Slim’s spokesman. “Of course we aren’t interfering in the U.S. election. We aren’t even active in Mexican politics.” He said the contributions by Slim to the Clinton Foundation were a matter of public record.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-angrily-denies-allegations-of-groping-points-finger-at-media-and-clinton-campaign-1476384833 

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