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With the June 7 Primary elections in the US looming near, the verbal war is heating up between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican bet Donald Trump, with the former secretary of state dishing out tirades against the tough talking Trump in a more personal and aggressive manner intended to make Trump look “dangerously incoherent” according to a report from Reuters.
Clinton zoned in on Trump’s foreign policy and character in an effort to win more points among an electorate who are making their choices based on their dislike of their chosen candidate’s rivals. The same report cited that both candidates suffer from low favorability ratings: one Reuters/Ipsos poll say Trump supporters don’t want Hillary Clinton to win, while 41 percent of Clinton supporters cite their primary dislike of Trump.
Clinton’s recent remarks on Trump were made to an audience of supporters in San Diego, California and include:
- That if elected, Trump might start a nuclear war if “somebody got under his very thin skin.”
- Trump”s ideas are “dangerously incoherent” and are “just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies.”
- Has foreign policy experience based on “running the Miss Universe pageant in Russia,;”
- Would run the U.S. economy “like one of his casinos.;”
- Praises dictators like Vladimir Putin and picks fights with US allies, including “the British prime minister, the mayor of London, the German chancellor, the president of Mexico and the pope,”;
- “Would try to disqualify any woman who is a judge because he has said terrible things about women.”
Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that Trump’s earlier success in the polls languished in favor of Clinton due to negative publicity over lawsuits aimed at Trump University, for misleading thousands into paying up to USD 35,000 for investment seminars.
In an interview with ABC, Clinton said that Donald Trump’s reasoning behind his call for the recusal of the federal judge overseeing the the law suit against the school sends a “dangerous signal.” Trump had earlier called for the disqualification of this judge for his Mexican heritage.
“If our president doesn’t believe in the rule of the law, doesn’t believe in our constitution with a separation of power with an independent judiciary, that is one of the most dangerous signals that we are dealing with somebody who is a demagogue who would rip up our most valued beliefs,” Clinton told Elex Michaelson.