Washington: US Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton on Jan 10 said she would not indulge in verbal dual with her Republican rival Donald Trump noting that he can say whatever he wants and it is for the voters to judge.
“If he (Trump) wants to engage in personal attacks from the past, that’s his prerogative. You know, so be it. He can say whatever he wants to about me. Let the voters judge that,” Clinton told CBS news in an interview. Hillary Clinton “But I am not going to let him or any of the other Republicans rip away the progress that women have made. It’s been too hard-fought-for.
And I’m going to stand up and make it clear there’s a huge difference between us,” she asserted. Responding to a question on Trump raising the past personal history of her husband and former US President Bill Clinton, she said it is a dead end for the Republicans.
“It’s been fair game going back to the Republicans for some years. They can do it again if they want to.
That can be their choice as to how to run in this campaign. Didn’t work before. It won’t work again, because it is what people are focused on, not for the past, but for the future,” Clinton said.
“What are we going to do to get wages rising? What are we going to do to create more good jobs? What are we going to do keep rights? What are we going to do to make sure that the Supreme Court has people on it who will defend women’s rights, who will defend marriage equality, who will defend voter rights?” she asked. “So, I can’t run anybody else’s campaign.
They can say whatever they want. More power to them. I think it’s a dead end, blind alley for them, but let them go. I’m going to talk about the differences between us, because I think that’s what Americans care about,” said the former Secretary of State. Clinton said she stays focused on her presidential campaign.
If elected she would be the first woman president of the United States. “I stay pretty focused, as I think we all should, on what we have to do to build on the progress of the Obama administration, but go even further.
And that’s why I have outlined a very significant agenda to raise wages and to take on the gun lobby and to be making America safe in every way that I can,” she said. “Those are some of the differences that I have with my primary opponents, and certainly very deep differences with all the Republicans running,” she added. PTI