Clinton, Trump: Trump, Clinton Unfit to Serve

Poll says voters prefer Bernie Sanders
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2016 4:52 AM CDT
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in New Jersey Thursday night.    (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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(Newser) – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are unfit to be president, according to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The candidates traded accusations on Thursday, starting with Clinton, who told CNN's Chris Cuomo that Trump is "unmoored" on foreign policy. "I know how hard this job is, and I know that we need steadiness as well as strength and smarts in it, and I have concluded he is not qualified to be president of the United States," she said, pointing to Trump proposals such as a ban on Muslim immigration and a reduced role for the US in NATO. She was just as direct when talking about the challenge from Bernie Sanders, the New York Times notes. "I will be the nominee of our party, Chris," she said. "There is no way I won't be."

Trump soon fired back. "The fact that Hillary thinks the temporary Muslim ban, which she calls the 'Muslim ban,' promotes terrorism proves Bernie Sanders was correct when he said she is not qualified to be president," he said in a campaign press release. "Ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night—another terrible, but preventable tragedy," Trump continued. "She has bad judgement and is unfit to serve as President at this delicate and difficult time in our country's history." According to the latest CBS/New York Times poll, Clinton's lead over Trump has narrowed: She leads 47% to 41%, while Sanders leads Trump 51% to 38%. The poll also found that 52% of voters want better options than just Clinton or Trump, though 80% of Republican voters believe it's time for the party to unite behind the presumptive nominee. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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