Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton would make a terrible president. (Photo: Getty)
He’s on a roll.
For the second day, Donald Trump unleashed his acerbic tongue on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who he called the worst secretary of state in U.S. history.
He says that her immigration policy is so weak that the nation would suffer from an unprecedented crime wave should she be elected president.
The business tycoon ignited a media firestorm last month by lambasting undocumented Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers as he announced his candidacy for the GOP’s presidential nomination.
Clinton was among the many who criticized Trump’s brash comments, and expressed disappointment in the Republican Party for not immediately denouncing his divisive screed in her first nationally televised interview since launching her presidential bid.
A girl participates in a protest calling for businesses to sever relationships with Donald Trump. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
“I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican Party for not responding immediately and saying, ‘Enough, stop it,’” Clinton said in the interview with CNN correspondent Brianna Keilar Tuesday.
“They are all in the — you know, in the same general area on immigration. They don’t want to provide a path to citizenship,” she said of her GOP rivals in the 2016 presidential race. “They range across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcome or hostile toward immigrants.”
In an interview with NBC News Wednesday in the atrium of Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, where he launched his campaign, the TV personality fired back. Though he is divisive, Trump said, Clinton is “weak on immigration, which is far worse.”
“Hillary would let everybody in: killers, criminals, drug-dealers — everybody. If you listen to Hillary, everybody is going to be flowing through the nation. They are sort of now anyway,” he said to NBC News’ Katy Tur.
“She is so weak on immigration. We would have a crime wave like you’ve never seen before,” he said.
Trump did not always feel this way. Clinton and her family attended The Donald’s wedding in 2005. He reportedly donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation and contributed to her political campaigns over the years.
Still, Trump said Clinton’s track record shows that she would be a “terrible president.”
“Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States,” he said to Tur. “There’s never been a secretary of state so bad as Hillary. The world blew up around us. We lost everything, including all relationships. There wasn’t one good thing that came out of that administration, or her being secretary of state.”
In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday, Trump was back on the warpath, and said that Clinton does not speak to the media as freely or often as he does because “she has a lot to hide.”
“She gets a subpoena on emails from the United States Congress, and she gets rid of the emails and her server and everything — gone,” he said.
Cooper noted that Clinton had said the day before that she did not receive a subpoena.
Trump then reiterated what he told Tur about Clinton’s performance with the Obama administration: “Look, she was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States.”
The real estate mogul simultaneously criticized politicians for acting on behalf of their donors while admitting to donating mountains of cash to Republicans and Democrats, including Clinton.
He said he did this because he’s a businessman who knows how to play the game and is popular with everyone.
“People love me, and you know what? I’ve been very successful,” he said. “Everybody loves me.”
A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that he’s not exactly wrong — at least in North Carolina, where he reportedly outpaced former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the GOP’s frontrunner.