Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump is not qualified to become president of the United States, during an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo in Chicago on Thursday.
When Cuomo asked Clinton, “Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to be president? The Democratic presidential front-runner replied, “No I do not,” noting Trump’s previous behaviors and statements—attacking Great Britain, praising the leader of North Korea, pulling out NATO and letting other countries have nuclear weapons.
Trumps positions & statements are potentially dangerous
Clinton said, “The kind of positions he is stating and the consequences of those positions and even the consequences of his statements are not just offensive to people, they are potentially dangerous.”
Clinton explained, “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 terrorist … Donald Trump is essentially being used as a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism.
According to her, many of Trump’s comments are “dangerous, irresponsible and reckless.” He said the Republican nominee displayed a pattern over the past few months and his behavior and policy statements painted a “troubling picture.”
Clinton is confident that she will be the Democratic Party’s nominee
During the interview, Clinton expressed confidence that she will be the nominee of the Democratic Party citing the fact that she obtained an “insurmountable” number of pledged delegates. She is also confident that the Democratic Party will be unified based on her experience.
Clinton said, “I will be the nominee for my party, Chris. That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be. I have every confidence that we will be unified.” She also noted that she is ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders by three million votes.
Furthermore, she noted that the race between her and then-senator Barack Obama was much closer in 2008 than between her and Sen. Sanders right now. Back then, she had more popular votes but fewer delegates. She said, “But the name of the game is how many delegates you have.”
According to her, when she decided to withdraw and endorsed then Sen. Obama for president, approximately 40% of her supporters said they would never support him based on polls. She worked really hard to make the case and convince her supporters to vote for him.
She is confident that Sen. Sanders will do the same to unify the Democratic Party going into the November elections.
“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. (Barack) Obama,” said Clinton.