Donald Trump unleashes on Hillary Clinton: "Knowingly putting out lies"

"She is desperate, she is sad, and she is obviously very nervous," says Trump in Facebook slam

Published July 14, 2015 2:43PM (EDT)

Donald Trump                              (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)
Donald Trump (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)

Donald Trump -- the GOP presidential front-runner according to a new Huffington Post poll aggregation -- has aimed his fire at Hillary Clinton this morning, perhaps already imagining what the 2016 debate will look like.

On his Facebook page, Trump charges that Clinton is misrepresenting his position on immigration:

Failing candidate Hillary Clinton, who is desperately trying to hold on to her lead in the democratic primary against Bernie Sanders, is knowingly putting out lies about my stance on illegal immigration. I said “Mexico is sending”--- I’m not knocking immigration or immigrants, but rather am very critical of the country of Mexico for sending us people that they don’t want. Likewise I am very critical of illegal immigration and the tremendous problems including crime, which it causes.

She is desperate, she is sad, and she is obviously very nervous when she has to revert to issues that have already been settled given the absolute accuracy of my statement. She speaks about “my tone” and that’s the problem with our country’s leaders. They are more worried about tone than results! It’s not about being nice--- it’s about being competent.

Hillary should spend more time producing her illegally hidden emails and less time trying to obfuscate a statement by me that is totally clear and obviously very much accepted by the public as true. I am honored, however, that she is attacking me, instead of Jeb Bush. Obviously she knows that JEB is no longer her real competition. The last person she wants to face is Donald Trump.

The source of Trump's ire? Probably these Clinton comments in Kansas City: “It was appalling to hear Donald Trump describe immigrants as drug dealers, racists and criminals,” Clinton said. “He’s talking about people you and I know. He’s talking about people who love this country, work hard and want nothing more than a chance to build a better life for themselves and this country.”

She continued: “I have just one word for Donald Trump: Basta! Enough!”

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