Just last week, Trump released an epic statement raging against Mexican immigrants and “disease” saying, “the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government.” He continued, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
And while Trump says his words were misinterpreted, he continued his trash campaign this week when he slammed fellow presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. In her first TV interview since announcing her bid for the presidency, Clinton was critical of Trump’s comments regarding Mexican immigrants. “I feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the Republican Party for not responding immediately and saying, ‘Enough. Stop it,'” she said on CNN. “They range across a spectrum of being either grudgingly welcome or hostile toward immigrants.”
After Clinton’s interview aired Tuesday, Trump fired back Wednesday. “Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the United States. There’s never been a Secretary of State so bad as Hillary. The world blew up around us. We lost everything, including all relationships. There wasn’t one good thing that came out of that administration or her being Secretary of State,” Trump told NBC News.
When asked if Clinton would be a good president, Trump said, “She was the worst Secretary of State in the history of our nation. Why would she be a good president? I think she would be a terrible president.”
Unfortunately for Trump, his new statements surrounding Clinton make him look like a big phony. After all, it was just 2012 when Trump was singing her praises. “Hillary Clinton, I think, is a terrific woman,” he told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren after financially backing Clinton’s Senate campaign. “I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard.” Clinton and her family also attended Trump’s 2005 wedding.
We get that any PR is better than no PR, but Trump’s continual lack of respect for just about everyone is not only poor taste, but far from exemplary behavior.