Trump blasts Clinton as ‘unfit’ at California rally
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday (June 3) railed on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, saying she was “unfit” to be president and lacked the “natural” talent for the job.
Trump made the comments on the tarmac of an airport in Redding, California, in front of his plane.
The presumptive Republican nominee started with criticism of a disappointing jobs report that came out earlier in the day.
“You know they just got some very bad news – the worst jobs report in six and a half years. OK? I don’t know if you saw that. Thirty-eight thousand jobs. It’s going the wrong way folks. They have been kidding themselves, they’re playing games. It’s going the wrong way. They had a labor participation rate – tt fell to 62.6, which is one of the worst in many, many, many years,” he said.
But much of Trump‘s speech focused on Clinton whose personal email usage while she was secretary of state broke State Department rules.
“Many other people have suffered greatly for doing far less than what Hillary Clinton did,” Trumpsaid. “It looks like she got away with it. Unless I win. And everything will be fair. But we’re going to have an attorney general, and the attorney general’s going to take a look and see.”
Clinton has criticized Trump‘s brash style and on Thursday (June 2) used a foreign policy speech in California to paint Trump‘s policy platform as “dangerously incoherent”, casting her Republican rival as both a frightening and laughable figure.
Trump bristled at Clinton’s characterizations.
“Temperament is a very important word. We need toughness in tone. We need toughness in temperament. And frankly, I honestly believe – and I really mean this – I think that Hillary Clinton is unfit to lead our country, certainly at this time. I think she’s unfit,” he said.
“Hillary Clinton is not a talented person. She’s not a natural. She wasn’t meant for this job. She’s greedy, she’s greedy as hell, and that’s I think the reason she wants it. But she doesn’t have the talent for the job, she’s not a natural for the job. And she’s just not a natural talent. Honestly folks, look, beyond me, if you choose Hillary Clinton, this country is going to die. It’s gonna die. She’s not respected by other countries. When she goes…she won’t ask…As an example, when I said, ‘Japan, look, you know, we may have to walk, but Japan, you have to pay up’. They’re gonna like me. They’re going to pay up. And if they don’t pay up, we’re going to walk, and they’re going to have to defend themselves that’s OK.”
Although Trump clinched the Republican nomination by gaining more than 1237 delegates, he encouraged his supporters to vote in the Republican primary next week.
“You’ve gotta go out on June 7. You’ve gotta go out. You’ve gotta go out. You’ve Gotta vote because we’re sending an mandate. That’s a mandate. We’ve already won, and we’re now ahead by millions and millions ahead millions of votes above the people who came in second. I won’t even tell you who it is. But ahead by millions of votes, but the more we have and the bigger the mandate we have, the stronger the movement will be,” Trump said.
Clinton has opened up a double-digit lead over Trump, regaining ground after the New York billionaire briefly tied her last month, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.
The shift in support comes as Clinton steps up her attacks on the real estate mogul’s policy positions, and as Trump fends off criticisms of his eponymous university and the pace at which he doled out money that he raised for U.S. veterans.
Some 46 percent of likely voters said they supported Clinton, while 35 percent said they supported Trump, and another 19 percent said they would not support either, according to the survey of 1,421 people conducted between May 30 and June 3.
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