Get into the Clintons’ heads
Trump will be running against a candidate with deep vulnerabilities in Clinton, who like Trump suffers from weak approval ratings. In early March, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found only 37 percent saw her as honest and trustworthy.
Trump is already seizing on those figures by describing Clinton as “Crooked Hillary,” a nickname he hopes will be as successful as his primary attacks on “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted.”
Like Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Trump will paint Clinton as tied to Wall Street and other special interests. He’s likely to build on the Sanders case, but make it more forcefully.
Trump is also seizing on several areas where he is to the left of Clinton.
The night Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dropped out of the race, Trump hammered Clinton over former President Bill Clinton’s signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which the celebrity businessman said was the worst trade agreement in history.
He’s also routinely noted that he opposed the Iraq War early on, while Clinton backed it. Clinton has called that vote a mistake.