Actress Salma Hayek says Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE is the only White House hopeful capable of vanquishing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“Maybe it’s not as exciting, but it’s very dangerous right now to put the American army in the hands of the wrong people — either one extreme or the other,” she told The Daily Beast in an interview published Wednesday. "I live in Europe and I tell you it is very, very dangerous. These are not times to be messing around.
“When they ask all of these people, ‘How would you deal with ISIS?' I listen to them respond, and I tremble — except when [Clinton] talks. The only person that is truly respected by all the other countries is her.”
Hayek on Tuesday said the global community is ready to deal with a United States under its first female president.
“Because [Clinton’s] a woman she’s always been in the shadows, operating under the rules of men, and she’s navigated beautifully in it,” she said of the Democratic presidential front-runner. "We have not seen her full potential yet.
“Men are too passionate and their egos are too stubborn,” added Hayek, who has previously endorsed Clinton.
“[Clinton] is levelheaded. She is kind. She has a heart. She’s human. She’s smart. But nothing brings her down. They’ve been trying to put this woman down for 30 years. She’s indestructible. She gets up with grace. And she gets things done with grace — not bullying.”
Hayek added that Clinton’s pragmatism makes the former secretary of State the best option for the Oval Office.
“The thing is, she doesn’t oversell a fantastic dream. I think she tells you what she thinks can be done, and I think she will surprise us by doing much more than that."