Quantcast
Connect with us

Hillary Clinton tells Seth Meyers: Donald Trump is no longer funny — he’s dangerous

Published

on

Hillary Clinton appears on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' (NBC)

Democratic candidate tells NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers that the billionaire was ‘shameful and wrong’ with his comments about Muslims

Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump calling him shameful, dangerous and saying “I no longer think he’s funny”.

Clinton launched her attack on the billionaire during an appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday, sparking loud applause from the audience.

ADVERTISEMENT

In the aftermath of attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris and in San Bernardino, California, Trump has called for monitoring mosques and barring Muslims from entering the United States.

“I think for weeks, you know you and everybody else were just bringing folks to hysterical laughter and all of that,” Clinton told the host. “But now he has gone way over the line. And what he’s saying now is not only shameful and wrong – it’s dangerous.”

Republicans were swift to condemn Trump. His rival for the GOP nomination, Senator Lindsey Graham, told the Guardian that “Donald Trump today took xenophobia and religious bigotry to a new level”, while former vice-president Dick Cheney said in a radio interview that Trump’s plan “goes against everything we believe in”.

House speaker Paul Ryan disavowed Trump’s proposal, saying: “This is not conservatism”.

Despite the backlash, Trump’s divisive rhetoric seems to have struck a chord with Republican voters. More Republicans favor his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States than oppose it, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal . And a New York Times CBS News poll released on Thursday, the real estate mogul received support from 35% of Republican primary voters nationally.

ADVERTISEMENT

The poll also found that seven in 10 likely Republican primary voters believe Trump is well-equipped to confront the threat of terrorism, with four in 10 “very confident” he could respond to the threat.

Clinton’s appearance rounded out the late-night talk show circuit after stints on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Late Show With Stephen Colbert and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media 2015

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch video of Clinton’s appearance below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump campaign in danger of having lawsuits thrown out over unpaid legal bills: report

Published

on

According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's cash-strapped campaign is frantically attempting to collect settlements in legal disputes because it needs the money to fund other lawsuits that are in danger of being dismissed.

Noting that the campaign of the embattled president is pressing Omarosa Manigault Newman to make a delinquent $52,000 payment for writing an unauthorized book about White House doings, the report explains the money is desperately needed.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘Women didn’t like that’: Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman after Trump interrupts ‘145 times’ at debate

Published

on

Fox News host Sandra Smith pressed Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Thursday over the idea that President Donald Trump could be punished with a "mute button" after he repeatedly interrupted Democratic candidate Joe Biden at Tuesday's presidential debate.

During an interview on Fox News, Smith noted that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering changing the rules due to the constant interruptions at the first debate between Biden and Trump.

"At any point when you were watching the debate, did you wish that perhaps President Trump didn't jump in there as much as he did?" Smith wondered.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report

Published

on

According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.

The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."

Continue Reading