Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 MORE slammed presumptive Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE on Thursday, saying she’s ready for his “fantasy” campaign.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Clinton was asked about some of Trump’s recent comments, including his accusation that she hopes to abolish the Second Amendment.
“Look, I’m ready for his fantasy campaign and the outrageous things he’s going to say,” she said. “I just really regret that the kinds of things he is saying about letting other countries get nuclear weapons and bringing back torture, and just the outrageous comments are literally being heard around the world. That’s not who we are as Americans. That’s not the kind of strong, smart, steady leadership that we need and deserve.”
She also said Trump’s reported clinching of the GOP nomination on Thursday ramped up her concerns about his potential to hurt the country.
“Well, Wolf, look, I know Donald Trump says outrageous things all the time, but today he officially clinched the Republican nomination, so this is now as real as it gets,” she said. “This man, who is an unqualified loose cannon, is within reach of the most important job in the world, so it should concern every American.”
Clinton noted that earlier in the day, President Obama had said that world leaders he met with at the Group of Seven summit were “rattled” by the prospect of a Trump presidency.
“Of course they’re rattled,” she said. “He’s talking about breaking up our alliances, letting countries get more nuclear weapons, banning all Muslims from coming to America — that is a recipe for fewer friends and more enemies, and it will make us less safe.”
“This is not a reality show, it’s not just politics, it’s really serious,” Clinton added. “The entire world looks to the president of the United States for leadership and stability, and that is the kind of leadership I would provide if elected.”