Thursday on CNN, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she believed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is not qualified to be president of the United States.
Clinton said, “For example, when he says bar all Muslims from coming to the United States, that sends a signal to majority Muslim nations, many of whom we have to work with to defeat terrorism, some of whom are already among the strongest allies in this fight. It sends a message of disrespect and it sends a message that makes the situation inside those countries more difficult for them to go all in the way we need them to go all in.”
“No. I do not. And I think in this past week, whether it’s attacking great Britain, praising the leader of North Korea, a despotic dictator who has nuclear weapons, whether it is saying pull out of NATO, let other countries have nuclear weapons, the kinds 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 said when asked if she thought Trump is qualified to be president.
She added, “Well, when you run for president of the United States, the entire world is listening and watching. So when you say, we’re going to bar all Muslims, you are sending a message to the Muslim world and you’re also sending a message to the terrorists, because we now do have evidence, we have seen how Donald Trump is being used to essentially be a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism.”