In a scathing criticism, Hilary Clinton has dubbed her rival and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump as “unqualified and temperamentally unfit” to be the next US president. Addressing a joint campaign with US President Barack Obama, her first ever, Clinton also earned the former’s praise.
Throwing his weight behind his Democratic Party colleague, Obama likened the presidential race between the former secretary of state and real estate tycoon Donald Trump to a choice between “future and imaginary past”.
“Donald Trump is simply unqualified and temperamentally unfit to be our president and commander-in-chief,” Clinton, 68, said during a campaign rally in Charlotte in North Carolina on Tuesday.
Sharing stage with Obama, as the two addressed the joint campaign for the first time, Clinton was all praises for the US President.
“In America we put common interest before self-interest. We stand together because we know we are stronger together. That is the kind of president Barack Obama has been. He has made difficult, even unpopular decisions for the good of our country,” she said.
“I saw him go toe-to-toe with the toughest foreign leaders and to give the order to go after Osama bin Laden. This, my friends, is a president who knows how to keep us safe and strong,” she added in her praise for Obama before taking pot-shots at her rival Donald Trump.
“Compare that to Donald Trump. Can you imagine him sitting in the Oval Office…,” she asked the audience, who promptly responded with a huge “No” applause.
“We are going to defend and strengthen the tough reforms President Obama put in place on the financial industry, not tear them up like Donald Trump says he’ll do. We need to make sure that Wall Street can never wreck Main Street again,” Hillary Clinton added.
Throwing his weight behind Hillary Clinton, the US President said, “this November, in this election, you are going to have a very clear choice to make; between two fundamentally different visions of where America should go. And this isn’t even really a choice between left and right or Democrat or Republican.”
“This is a choice between whether we are going to cling to some imaginary past or whether we’re going to reach for the future,” Obama said in his maiden joint campaign rally with Clinton.
(With inputs from the PTI)