by Christopher Robbins, Financial Advisor Magazine
After Hillary Clinton clinched victory to become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president on Monday, the U.S. is slated for one of the ugliest general elections in recent history, said a financial industry political analyst.
In the matchup between Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, personality and temperament will drive the rhetoric, but economic and market conditions could also influence the campaign, said Greg Valliere, chief political strategist with Charlotte, N.C.-based Horizon Investments, said during an interview with Financial Advisor on Tuesday.
“The economy right now doesn’t help Hillary. The strongest thing she has going for her is the growing perception that Trump is not fit to be president,” Valliere said. “This is going to be an exceptionally negative campaign.”