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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Calls Trump ‘Divisive, Dangerous, Unmoored’

Speaking to CNN earlier today, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was not shy about leveling strong criticism at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling him “dangerous and divisive,” and also referring to him as “unmoored.”

During an interview with Chris Cuomo, the former Secretary of State pointed to Trump’s recent comments about the British Prime Minister, his saying that he would talk to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, remarks he has made regarding leaving NATO, and allowing other nations to acquire nuclear weapons as proof that the world Trump foresees if he were President “adds up to a very troubling picture.”

On the other hand, Clinton said she has the experience needed to navigate through the choppy waters of foreign policy:

“I know how hard this job is, and I know that we need steadiness as well as strength and smarts in it, and I have concluded he is not qualified to be president of the United States.”

Clinton also cited Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States as proof that he is unfit to lead:

“When you run for president of the United States, the entire world is listening and watching. So when you say you’re going to bar all Muslims, you’re sending evidence to the Muslim world, and you’re also sending a message to terrorists. Donald Trump is essentially being used as a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism.”


When asked about Trump’s allegations that she has served as an “enabler” for her husband’s marital infidelities, Clintonsaid she would not respond, because that’s exactly what Trump is hoping for:

“I know that’s exactly what he’s fishing for, and I’m not going to be responding.”

Instead, Clinton said she will be focusing on “what he says about other people,” and added:

“I’m going after him exactly on those issues and statements that are divisive and dangerous, and I actually think that’s what the American people want to see.”

As for the Democratic race itself, in which Clinton is 96 percent of the way to the delegates needed for a first-ballot nomination at the convention in Philadelphia, Clinton remarked:

“I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be.”

And Clinton said she expects Bernie Sanders will arrive at the July convention ready to unify the party as it heads towards the November general election:

“That’s why the lesson of 2008 — which was a hard-fought primary, if you remember — is so pertinent here. Because I did my part, but so did (then-)Sen. Obama. We went to Unity, New Hampshire, together, appeared together, spoke together, and made it absolutely obvious that I was supporting him, that he was grateful for that support.”

Watch the entire interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUvGA5oAZXc

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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