Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton doesn’t have ‘a presidential look’

September 7, 2016 4:30 pm

ABC “World Tonight” anchor David Muir interviews Republican presidential candidate and running mate Mike Pence on Monday, September 5, 2016.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton doesn’t have “a presidential look,” drawing a sharp rebuke from Clinton’s campaign.
“Well, I just don’t think she has a presidential look. And you need a presidential look. You have to get the job done,” Trump told ABC’s David Muir in an interview that aired Tuesday.
“I think if she went to Mexico she would have had a total failure. We had a big success.”
The celebrity businessman has previously said on the campaign trail that the former secretary of state does not look presidential.
When pressed for offering specifics, Trump avoided giving any, saying, “I’m talking about general.”
The Clinton campaign had a quick reaction, saying Trump’s comment is an example of his previous controversial remarks about women and minorities.
“This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has had a problem looking at someone different from himself and actually seeing them,” Clinton spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said in a statement.
“It’s not surprising that Donald Trump doesn’t think Hillary Clinton looks presidential. This cycle, voters know all too well what’s not presidential: Donald Trump and his narrow views and divisive rhetoric,” Reynolds said.
 A new CNN/ORC Poll shows Trump has closed the gap with Clinton and leads her nationally in the race for the White House by two points.
A CNN/ORC Poll released in early August showed Clinton had an 8-point lead over Trump among registered voters.
Clinton’s lead has largely vanished despite a difficult month for Trump, which saw an overhaul of his campaign staff, criticism of his campaign strategy and announcements of support for Clinton from several high-profile Republicans.
Clinton’s growing unpopularity follows renewed focus on her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state, as well as alleged conflicts of interest over her connections to the Clinton Foundation fundraising.
Like previous surveys, the new poll also shows that both candidates remain mostly unliked, with majorities saying they have an unfavorable view of each candidate.
Polls taken in the past several months have shown that Clinton and Trump were ranked among the most unpopular presidential candidates in America’s history.
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