Following Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s assertion that he is not qualified for the White House, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump took to social media to rail against the former Secretary of State.
On May 19, Clinton sat down with CNN’s Chris Cuomo to discuss the state of the presidential race. When asked if she thought Trump, her likely general election opponent, was qualified for the presidency, Clinton was blunt in her response.
"No, I do not," the Democratic presidential candidate said.
Clinton listed off what she considers disqualifying maneuvers made by Trump just in the past week: First, on May 16, the business mogul said he would not have a good relationship with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron because Cameron had been critical of him; then, on May 17, he said he'd being willing to meet with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un.
"I know how hard this job is, and I know that we need steadiness as well as strength and smarts in it, and I have concluded he is not qualified to be president of the United States," Clinton said.
The former Secretary of State added that she was disturbed by the business mogul’s rhetoric towards minorities, particularly his proposed travel ban on Muslims.
"Donald Trump is essentially being used as a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism," Clinton said.
Trump clearly had heard Clinton’s criticisms when he took to social media during the early morning hours of May 20 to blast his potential presidential rival.
"Crooked Hillary has zero imagination and even less stamina," Trump tweeted. "ISIS, China, Russia and all would love for her to be president. 4 more years!"
The business mogul had more to say, firing off another tweet shortly after.
“Look where the world is today, a total mess, and ISIS is still running around wild,” the business mogul wrote on his Twitter account. “I can fix it fast, Hillary has no chance!”
Trump proceeded to deem Clinton unfit for office because he doesn’t believe she “looks presidential.”
“Crooked Hillary Clinton looks presidential? I don’t think so!” Trump tweeted out. “Four more years of Obama and our country will never come back. ISIS LAUGHS!”
That same morning, Trump called into MSNBC's “Morning Joe” to discuss foreign policy, Politico reports. The business mogul clarified that he would never actually visit North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un.
“I wouldn’t go to North Korea,” Trump said, according to Politico. “I wouldn’t go there. The last thing I would do is go.”