Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump thinks he is likely more intelligent than Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (video below).
"Are you more hawkish than Hillary or less hawkish," MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked Trump in a March 30 interview during a heated debate over refugees, Muslims and terrorism.
"I'm probably more intelligent than Hillary," Trump answered, to which the audience responded with laughter.
Trump did not address whether he views himself as being more hawkish than Clinton, even after Matthews pushed him to do so.
“Oh, come on, answer the question,” Matthews said. "Are you more hawkish? Are you more likely to engage militarily than Hillary?"
“I would never want to make a blanket statement like that,” Trump responded, reiterating that he would never have gone into Iraq because he believed the conflict would destabilize the Middle East, a statement he has made multiple times during his campaign.
Trump’s comment on Clinton’s intelligence came after she released an ad in New York which directly attacks his immigration policies, CBS News reports.
"New York: 20 million people strong," Clinton says in the ad. "No, we don't all look the same. We don't all sound the same, either.
"But when we pull together, we do the biggest things in the world."
"When some say we can solve America's problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion, and turning against each other -- well, this is New York, and we know better," Clinton continues, referencing Trump’s proposals to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country.
Footage from a Trump rally where one of his supporters punched a protester in the face is also included in the ad.