On Medical Initiatives, Clinton’s Detailed Style Contrasts Sharply With Trump’s General Views
Donald Trump typically announces his thoughts on medical research only when asked directly about it -- and so many in the field aren't sure where exactly he stands on the issues. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton calls the Republican presidential candidate out on his views about women's health care at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund gala.
Clinton Vs. Trump: A Race Between A Policy Wonk And A ‘Black Box’
When Hillary Clinton announced in December that she wanted a big increase in Alzheimer’s research, she did it in typical Clinton fashion — with a major speech and a six-point plan, led by a specific commitment of $2 billion a year in federal funds to find a cure by 2025. When Donald Trump announced his own support for Alzheimer’s research last summer, he did it because someone asked him a question at a town hall. And his response was typical Trump. He assured the New Hampshire audience that Alzheimer’s was a “total top priority” for him — a bold promise with no specifics and no follow-up. These are the two paths that US medical research could take now that the lineup for the November presidential election is settled. (Nather, 6/13)
Clinton Frames Trump As Anti-Woman
Hillary Clinton continued her move into the general election Friday by framing Donald Trump’s campaign as one of a war on women. ... She spoke for the first time since clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, acknowledging the milestone of becoming the first woman to earn the nomination of one of the nation’s major political parties. She also discussed some of the women’s health and family policies that she would prioritize in the White House, such as paid family leave and access to birth control and safe abortion. But mostly, Clinton hammered on the idea that Trump puts women’s reproductive rights at risk. (Owens, 6/10)