US presidential race enters tense phase

Scuffles broke out between Trump supporters and hundreds of protesters at a rally in California. Hilary Clinton declares Trump unfit for the White House.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Victor Cristobal (C), of San Jose, chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, California,

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are facing backlash against his controversial statements.

There was a confrontation between his supporters and opponents at a rally in San Jose, California.

These clashes coincide with escalating attacks on Trump by Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton

Trump rally

The tense environment has become routine for Trump’s campaign. He was forced to abandon a rally in Chicago in March after clashes between his supporters and protesters.

"We are going to build that wall, don't even think about it," Trump said in reaction to hundreds of those who staged a protest against him, while waving Mexican flags, on Thursday, in California. In response to his resolve, his supporters chanted "build that wall."

In her speech on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton declared the billionaire businessman as unfit for the White House mainly because of his controversial remarks related to foreign policy.

"Donald Trump's ideas aren't just different. They are dangerously incoherent. They're not even really ideas just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies," Clinton said. "He is not just unprepared. He is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge stability and demands responsibility."

"I have to say I don't understand Donald's bizarre fascination with dictators and strong men who have no love for America. He praised China for the Tiananmen Square massacre. He said it showed strength. He said you've got to give Kim Jong Un credit for taking over North Korea, something he did by murdering everyone he saw as a threat including his own uncle which Donald described gleefully like he was recapping an action movie. And he said if you were grading Vladimir Putin as a leader he'd give him an A," she said.

Trump did not spare his rival. He posted a number of scathing remarks about Clinton on Twitter.


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