O'Malley: Trump 'hijacked the Republican Party’s nomination'
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley said American voters need to defeat Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRed states find there’s no free pass on Medicaid changes from Trump Trump meets with Moon in crucial moment for Korea summit The Memo: Trump flirts with constitutional crisis MORE at the polls to restore international credibility. 

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“I was in Ireland about seven weeks ago. They are following this election very, very closely, deeply concerned that a fascist candidate would have hijacked the Republican Party’s nomination,” the former Maryland governor said in an interview with John Catsimatidis. 

“And we need to repudiate this guy on Election Day in order to restore our credibility in the world."

O’Malley said people who depend on the U.S. “are really scratching their heads at how Donald Trump could have gotten so far." 

“I’ve told them be cool, fear not, the American people will figure this out on Election Day, and I believe Secretary Clinton will succeed,” he said.

O’Malley said he thinks support has consolidated around Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem targeted by party establishment loses Texas primary Penn to Hewitt: Mueller probe born out of ‘hysteria’ Trump claims a 'spy' on his campaign tried to help 'Crooked Hillary' win MORE after the first two presidential debates of 2016. 

“It’s my sense, John, after those first two debates that Democrats started talking more to each other, to their neighbors about their support for Secretary Clinton, and that’s what every election comes down to,” he said.

O’Malley added that Clinton isn’t a perfect candidate, but the choice on Election Day, he said, is between fascism and freedom.