Real estate mogul Donald Trump blasted Hillary Clinton, calling her the “worst secretary of state in the history of the United States” in a Wednesday interview.
In a contentious back-and-forth with NBC News’ Katy Tur, Trump argued that “everybody hates” the United States now thanks to the Obama administration and Clinton’s tenure at the State Department. The boisterous 2016 candidate added that “the world blew up around us” during her tenure.
KATY TUR: International diplomacy is a delicate thing. You have to watch what you say, and how can anybody expect that you’re going to be able to get to the White House and watch your mouth when you’re so widely panned for these Mexico comments. How are you going to be able to hold your tongue and not piss off other countries.
DONALD TRUMP: Do you want to change the word? Are you allowed to use that word on television?
TUR: And not anger other countries?
TRUMP: So I will tell you this. I’ve made a lot of money against China. I’ve made a lot of money in all of these countries. I have great relationships with these countries. If you take a look at what’s going on in terms of relationship with the United States, everybody hates us. Hillary Clinton was the worst secretary of state in the history of the United States. Hillary was the worst 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. I have great relationships. If you look at “Business Week” magazine, they did a story on the ten things that china most wants. One of the ten things, anything Trump. Anything trump. and I’m the toughest critic there is on China. People have to respect you. China, Mexico — we don’t have a good relationship with Mexico. look at Sgt. Tahmooressi. He goes over there, and they put him in jail. We didn’t know even have people that knew how to talk to him. Finally he came out long after he should have been out. It was a disgrace.
TUR: What do you think about Hillary Clinton as a president? If she wins the nomination —
TRUMP: I think Hillary would be a terrible president. She was the worst secretary of state in the history of our nation. Why would she be a good president? I think she’d be a terrible president.