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Donald Trump not qualified to be president, says Clinton


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton .   Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton yesterday criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying his recent behaviour shows he’s not qualified to be president.

“When you run for president of the United States, the entire world is listening and watching,” Clinton told CNN’s Chris Cuomo during an exclusive interview in Chicago. “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 terrorist … Donald Trump is essentially being used as a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism.”

Clinton added: “Based on the way he has behaved and how he has spoken and the policies he has … thrown out there, I think it adds up to a very troubling picture.”
She also addressed the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804, saying the disaster “shines a very bright light on the threat that we face from organized terror groups.”
“It reinforces the need for American leadership — the kind of hard, steady leadership that only America can provide,” Clinton said.

EgyptAir Flight 804 disappeared early yesterday morning with 66 people on board above the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and searches have found the plane’s wreckage.

The Democratic presidential front-runner said that she would be the party’s nominee, because she’s got an “insurmountable” number of pledged delegates as received millions more votes overall.

“I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be.”
Clinton wouldn’t say whether Sanders was being considered for her running mate and said the Vermont senator needed to “do his part” to unify the part going into November.

“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-) Senator (Barack) Obama,” she said.

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