Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Hillary and Bill Clinton blast Donald Trump, says he 'caused a diplomatic incident' during Mexico trip and 'damaged America'
Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton have blasted Donald Trump over his visit to Mexico last Wednesday.
Donald Trump had talked about building a wall between Mexico and USA to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking into the U.S but didn't bring up the topic while he visited Mexico's president Enrique Peña Nieto and Hillary and Bill Clinton have now slammed Donald Trump for 'creating a diplomatic incident.
'He didn't raise it, so he did choke. He didn't know how to even communicate effectively with a head of state. And I think that's a pretty clear outcome from that trip,' Hillary Clinton told ABC on Monday. He couldn't even bring himself to tell the president of Mexico one of his very few policy demands.'
And Bill Clinton, who was campaigning for his wife in Detroit, also blasted Trump - particularly his rally in Arizona immediately after the Mexico visit, in which he once again promised to make Mexico pay for the wall resulting in cheers from the crowd.
'I've had that job,' Bill, former US president said, according to ABC. (Trump's visit) damaged America and every serious country in the world. You cannot be the leader of a country, go down and be nice to people and then come home and dump on them for your own political benefit.'
There are about 11million undocumented immigrants living in the US and when Trump was asked if he plans to repatriate all of them or let some stay in the country, Trump replied;
'It could be, but what’s going to happen is if you’re going to be a citizen, you’re going to leave and you're going to have to come back. And if they don't want to become citizens, he said, 'they have to make a determination what happens when the border is secure. So you’re open to them staying here undocumented?' Trump was asked. I’m going to make a decision, or somebody will,' he replied, 'Whether it’s me or somebody else because by that time we’ll have a secure border, we’ll have a wall.'
Senator Tim Kaine, who was also taking part in the ABC interview with Hillary Clinton, also criticized the Republican candidate.
He said: 'If you're gonna cave when you're with an ally, and Mexico's an ally, what are you gonna do when you're with an adversary?'
'You shouldn't leave the safety of America and our diplomacy in the hands of a rookie who, on his one visit with a foreign leader, has already created kind of an international embarrassment for us,' he continued.