Clinton calls rival Trump’s candidacy ‘a bad development’

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has taken a swipe at her Republican rival Donald Trump, calling his candidacy “a bad development for our American political system.”

Trump’s bravado could have dangerous repercussions if he became president, the former secretary of state said in an interview with NBC News Friday.

“Loose talk, threats, insults — they have consequences,” she said. “The president of the United States needs to be careful about what he or she says.”

Trump is “great at innuendo and conspiracy theories and really defaming people,” Clinton said when asked about the real estate mogul’s attacks on her long time Indian-American aide Huma Abedin.

Trump recently suggested Abedin, daughter of an Indian father and a Pakistani mother, leaked classified information to her husband, former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, whom Trump called a “perv” and a “sleazebag.”

“His campaign is all about who he is against, whether it’s immigrants or women broadcasters or aides of other candidates,” Clinton said.

“He can unfortunately do what he’s doing, which I think is a bad development for our American political system,” she said.

Clinton said she’s “sorry” there’s been so much controversy over her private email server, but declined to apologize for the decision to use it.

“At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions,” Clinton said of her email server.

“And I take responsibility and it wasn’t the best choice.”

The FBI is investigating whether Clinton’s use of a private server led to the mishandling of classified material.

“Certainly, it doesn’t make me feel good,” Clinton said when asked about those who find her dishonest.

“But I am very confident that by the time this campaign has run its course, people will know that what I have been saying is accurate.”

Clinton’s attack on Trump came as a new Gallup poll found that her favourability with the American public has sunk to one of its lowest levels in more than 20 years.

Forty-one percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic candidate, while 51 percent have an unfavourable view.

On the other hand, Trump’s favourable rating among Republicans moved from a 56 percent favourable, 36 percent unfavourable mid-July to a 63 percent favourable, 31 percent unfavourable. But all of this gain over time has occurred among Republican men.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here