Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee.
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By Madeline Farber
July 19, 2016

In an hour-long interview with “CBS This Morning” host Charlie Rose on Monday, Hillary Clinton said she believes Trump is the most dangerous man to ever run for president.

“What he has laid out is the most dangerous, reckless approach to being president than I think we’ve ever seen,” Clinton said during the interview.

When Rose proceeded to asked Clinton if Trump is “the most dangerous man ever to run.” Clinton replied, “I believe that.”

The interview comes only days after Trump announced his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and was Clinton’s first interview since the announcement, CBS reports.

When asked about her recent comment that he’s the most extreme vice presidential nominee in a generation on social issues, Clinton responded, “on social issues I believe that’s true, and I recently read that he’s not sure he believes in evolution. And since Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, you know, perhaps there’s a meeting of no minds there.”

Rose also asked Clinton about her process of picking a running mate, but Clinton offered little insight. “I’ve met with a bunch of folks,” she said, but evaded the question about how close she is to making a decision.

The presumptive Democratic nominee has previously deemed Trump as “temperamentally unfit” to do the job of president, as well as calling his style of campaigning “divisive,” according to CBS. But during her interview on Monday, Clinton went on to comment on the political unrest the country is facing, and said that Trump provides, “simplistic, easy answers. ‘Let’s make America great again,’ which means basically, ‘We’ll go back to the way it was, and who ever you are out there, it will be better.’ That is a wrong-headed view of history,” she said.

 

Trump has long been known to criticize Clinton as well, even referencing her husband’s past infidelities, calling her “an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful.” He went on to tell CNN, “she can’t talk about me because nobody respects women more than Donald Trump,” he said. “I will be better for women, by a big factor, than Hillary Clinton, who frankly, I don’t even think will be good to women.”

But Trump’s personal attacks on Clinton could backfire, Fortune previously reported. A CNN/ORC poll in May found Clinton leading Trump 61-35 among women. Moreover, in the wake of her husband’s impeachment, Clinton’s favorability topped 67% in December 1998, Gallup recorded. The high rating suggests the public perceived her as a victim, rather than an enabler, of her husband’s behavior.

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