Washington: In a blistering attack on Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential presumptive nominee Donald Trump has termed his Democratic rival as a “thief” and alleged that she should be in jail for her “terrible” email scandal.
“Hillary Clinton is a weak person. Hillary Clinton is totally scripted. Hillary Clinton is a thief. And Hillary Clinton should be in jail for what she did to our national security,” Trump said.
“I think she (Clinton) is pathetic. I think she should be in jail for what she did with her e-mails. OK?.. She should be in jail for what she did with those e-mails,” Trump told his supporters at an election rally in California yesterday where the primary elections are scheduled on Tuesday.
Trump, 69, is assured of his presidential nomination as he has already got the required number of delegates, whereas Clinton is facing a tough battle from her Democratic primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont.
However, over the last few days the war of words between Clinton and Trump has reached a new height.
Yesterday at a campaign event in California, Clinton compared Trump to a dictator.
“We are trying to elect a president, not a dictator. I don’t understand Donald Trump running a whole campaign based on nothing but denigrating immigrants. At some point you have to ask yourself, is this nothing but a political stunt?”
Clinton said at a campaign stop in San Bernardino. “It’s all about him getting attention. All about him getting his name in the newspaper and seeing his face on TV.
That is not a good enough reason to be president,” she said.
Describing Clinton as a “very weak” candidate, Trump claimed that he can win in California, a Democratic bastion. “What the hell are they talking about? We have to win, right? We have to win. We didn’t come this far to lose. So we’re going to play California, because I think Hillary is very weak,” Trump said.
“I mean, the only problem is I’d like to run against her, if you want to know the truth. But she shouldn’t be. What she’s done is terrible,” Trump said.
Trump alleged that by using a personal email hosted over a private server, Clinton risked the national security. “For her to do what she did puts our country at risk.
She’s Secretary of state. She’s got people like Huma (Abedein), she’s the wife of Anthony Weiner. Now, how would you like Anthony Weiner to be having all these secrets? Well, guess what? She tells Anthony Weiner everything there is.
I know Anthony Weiner. I don’t want him knowing anything, folks. OK?” he said.