Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Dec. 10 that her Republican rival Donald Trump is no longer "funny," but is "dangerous" (video below).
Clinton made her comments during an appearance on NBC-TV's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," notes The Guardian.
"You know, I have to say, Seth, I no longer think he is funny," Clinton said, bringing cheers from the studio audience.
“I think for weeks, you know, you and everybody else were just bringing folks to hysterical laughter and all of that,” Clinton said. “But now he has gone way over the line. And what he’s saying now is not only shameful and wrong, it’s dangerous.”
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Clinton joked about Trump insulting her, but added:
This latest demand that we not let Muslims into the country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists. I don’t say that lightly, but it does. He is giving them a great propaganda tool, a way to recruit more folks from Europe and the United States.
And because it’s kind of crossed that line, I think everybody and especially other Republicans need to stand up and really say,"Enough, you’ve gone too far. That's not who were are. That's not the kind of country that we believe we are and we're just not going to tolerate it."
A poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released on Dec. 10 shows that shows that 57 percent of Americans oppose Trump's unenforceable plan, while 25 percent agree with it.
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Among Republicans, 42 percent support Trump's idea, while 36 percent oppose it.
However, the numbers are much closer among Republican primary voters: 38 percent support the ban based on religion, while 39 percent oppose it.