Hillary Clinton: Trump "Plays Right into the Hands of Terrorists"

"What he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong—it's dangerous."


While appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Hillary Clinton laughed up a storm—especially while talking about her husband as a possible First Man ("he's a great host")—but the laughs came to an abrupt halt when the conversation turned to Donald Trump. 

"I have to say, Seth, I no longer think he's funny," she said. "You know, I think for weeks, you and everybody else were just bringing folks to hysterical laughter and all of that, but now he has gone way over the line. What he's saying now is not only shameful and wrong—it's dangerous," she said in reference to Trump's comments about Muslims and Muslim Americans. "Look, he's been kind of an equal opportunity insulter. He's gone after all kinds of folks."

"Has he mentioned you at all?" Meyers teased.

"A few times," Clinton said with a laugh. "Now that I can laugh at because it's about me."

The candidate continued: "This latest demand that we not let Muslims into our country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists, and I don't say that lightly, but it does. He is giving them a great propaganda tool, a way to recruit more folks from Europe and the United States. Because it's kind of crossed that line, I think everybody—and especially other Republicans—need to stand up and really say, 'Enough. You've gone too far. That's not who we are. That's not the kind of country that we believe we are, and we're just not going to tolerate it.' And, so I hope more people will do that."

To which Seth reacted like one does with any presidential hopeful:

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