Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described President Donald Trump as an imminent danger for U.S. national security. Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Trump, asserted that the commander-in-chief had a dangerous temperament that could incite war.
On Oct. 16, Clinton was asked if she believed Trump was the most dangerous president in U.S. history during an interview with the Australian network ABC's "Four Corners."
"I think he is, because he is impulsive, he lacks self-control, he is totally consumed with how he is viewed, with how people think of him," Clinton responded. "He is vindictive."
The former secretary of state reflected on her election defeat, arguing that her campaign was derailed by former FBI director James Comey's disclosure to Congress in October 2016 that he had reopened an investigation into her use of a private email server. Comey announced two days before the election that the investigation was closed again.
"[Comey] did shiv me, yeah ... we also know that opponents of mine, like former mayor Rudy Giuliani, knew something was coming," Clinton said. "So there was clearly an effort to derail my campaign at the end."
In October 2016, Giuliani suggested during an interview that an upcoming development would shift the tide of the presidential race. His comments came two days before the Comey letter, according to The Hill.
Clinton added that she would never run for office again and disclosed that the 2016 election continued to heavily weigh on her.
"I think about it every day, because it was, it was a horrible loss ... And if I had lost to a normal Republican, I would've been disappointed, but I would not have been so deeply worried as I am now," Clinton concluded.
The same day that Clinton's interview was released, Trump took to social media to state that he wanted her to run again in the 2020 presidential race, implying that he was confident he would win again.
"I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020?" Trump tweeted. "My answer was, 'I hope so!'"
On Oct. 8, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, also blasted Trump's temperament and approach to international affairs.
"Sometimes I feel like he's on a reality show of some kind, you know, when he's talking about these big foreign policy issues," Corker told The New York Times. "And, you know, he doesn't realize that, you know, that we could be heading towards World War III with the kinds of comments that he's making."