Donald Trump, who continues to lead the pack of candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency, responded with characteristic non-nonsense language to recent critical comments from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic nomination, said Trump’s proposal to impose a moratorium on entry visas for Muslims is “not only shameful and wrong – it’s dangerous.”

Appearing on the “FOX News Sunday” program, Trump fired back, “She talks about me being dangerous. She’s killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity.”

When FOX host, Chris Wallace, asked for specifics, Trump responded, “You look at what she did with Libya, what she did with Syria.”

Trump, who has surged to a 41 percent share of Republican and Independent voters in a recent Monmouth University poll continued by attacking Clinton’s record while she was President Obama’s first Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

“You look, she was truly, if not the, one of the worst secretary of states in the history of the country,” he said, going on to undercut Clinton’s claim that her near-million miles of travel as the nation’s top diplomat give her unique experience to serve as chief executive.

“She traveled back and forth, but look at all problems. Look at as an example, Iraq, total disaster. They didn't get us in but they got us out badly.”

The billionaire businessman whose candidacy was initially met with skepticism and ridicule was also outspoken about Clinton’s role in the Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

“Look at Libya, look at Benghazi. Our ambassador, he wired her five or six hundred times asking for help,” Trump said.

The deadly assault came on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. homeland, and were attributed by Obama and Clinton as a local protest to a youtube video critical of Muhammad, however recent emails released by order of a federal court reveal that Clinton told her daughter on the night of the attack: “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by al-Queda-like group.”

Clinton emailed the Egyptian prime minister the next day, September 12, 2012: “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack, not a protest.” 

Trump summed up his comments by focusing on what he sees as the eventual showdown in the national election in November 2016.

“Hillary Clinton doesn't have the judgment, she doesn't have the strength or the stamina. She will be a terrible president -- and I think I'll win.”

 

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