Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton doesn’t have ‘stamina’ to be president
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump said Monday Hillary Clinton lacks the strength to be president and dismissed her claim that he was too volatile to be commander-in-chief.
The two potential general election rivals clashed on a day when the Republican front-runner traveled to Washington to tout his foreign policy credentials.
“Hillary Clinton does not have the stamina … does not have the strength to be president,” Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as part of a series of interviews with the remaining five presidential candidates slated to air in full later Monday on CNN.
Trump also dismissed Clinton’s critique about his potential qualifications to serve as president.
“I have the steadiest hands. Look at those hands,” Trump told Blitzer. “Far steadiest than hers,” he said, accusing Clinton of simply reading speeches scripted by her aides off of a teleprompter.
Earlier, Clinton slammed Trump for his positions on Israel at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference, which the billionaire is due to address in the most important foreign policy speech of his campaign later on Monday.
Clinton, speaking at AIPAC before Trump, has had her own differences with the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, notably when she served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. But she did not miss an opportunity to take aim at Trump on Monday morning.
“We need steady hands. Not a president who says he is neutral on Monday, pro-Israel on Tuesday and who knows what on Wednesday because everything is negotiable,” Clinton said in a clear shot at the Republican front-runner.