Clinton Looking Forward To Showdown With Trump

| by Sean Kelly
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After winning several more primary states on March 15, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton began speaking like a general election candidate, saying she was looking forward to taking on the Republican Party front-runner Donald Trump.

"Look, I’ve been standing up to bullies my entire life on the international stage, on the national stage," Clinton told ABC News. "I believe that I will run a campaign that is about the future of this country, to break down the barriers that stand in the way of individual Americans being successful.”

The former first lady added that Trump can "run whatever campaign he wants" because she has "really thick skin."

Clinton also addressed her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, saying she would "expect" him to support her if she became the Democratic Party's nominee.

"I worked really hard to make sure everybody who supported me supported [President Obama]," she said of her unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign. "I would expect the same if I’m fortunate enough to be the nominee.”

The New York Times spoke to a number of Democrats and Republicans who were skeptical of both Clinton and Trump, finding the overall feeling to be that while both are winning votes, neither is particularly winning over the hearts of their party.

"She has no moral center," North Carolina Democrat Kent Moore told the site, citing her record in his skepticism of Clinton when it comes to potentially beating Trump. Renee White, a 31-year-old Ohio Democrat who voted for Clinton in the primary, said she doesn't believe that Clinton truly cares about people like her.

"A lot of people just don't trust her at all," White said.

On the Republican side, the majority view Trump unfavorably.

"Too crude and rude," Ohio voter Nikki Heath said, calling Trump's angry rhetoric "an embarrassment.”

"He’s going to have to be completely different," voter Steve Rogers said of a potential Trump presidency. Rogers told The New York Times he would try his best to be supportive if the real estate mogul becomes his party's nominee.

Sources: ABC News, The New York Times / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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