GOP frontrunner Donald Trump attacked the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, calling her email practices during her time as Secretary of State “criminal.”
“What she did is far worse than what Gen. [David] Petraeus did, and he’s gone down in disgrace,” Trump said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “What she did is criminal.”
Trump weighed in after reports that some of the emails on Clinton’s private email server contained classified information during her time as Secretary of State.
“Trump refused to elaborate when pressed by CNN host Jake Tapper, who noted that federal inspectors general had cited security rather than criminal concerns. But Trump said he was surprised at how Clinton has avoided serious damage from the email revelations,” reported Politico.
“She’s been protected,” said Trump. “It’s amazing to me.”
During a campaign stop in Iowa, Clinton spoke to reporters saying she was “confident I never sent nor received any information that was classified at the time it was sent and received.”
“They can fight or argue over it, that’s up to them,” Clinton said. “I can just tell you what the facts are, and there’s nothing contradicted in those facts I’m telling you by anything anyone has said so far.”
Trump also discussed his view on illegal immigration during the interview with CNN.
“I’m gonna get rid of the bad ones fast, and I’m gonna send them back,” the GOP frontrunner stated – saying it is unclear right now what to do with the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants who have not broken the law, but are currently in the United States.
“It’s a very big subject and a very complicated subject,” Trump stated.
During the CNN interview, Trump also accused the Des Moines Register reporters for “lying repeatedly about his campaign,” according to Politico.
This statement came after the Des Moines Register wrote an editorial blasting the Trump campaign, and Trump as a result, banning a Des Moines Register from obtaining credentials to one of his campaign events in Iowa.