Bill O'Reilly, Donald Trump (Credit: Fox News)

Donald Trump insists that Hillary Clinton is "evil" — or at the very least, "insane"

He'll also concede that she may just be "inept" — but clearly, he believes her intent is malicious


Scott Eric Kaufman
February 11, 2016 6:03PM (UTC)

On "The O'Reilly Factor" Wednesday night, host Bill O'Reilly spoke to New Hampshire GOP victor Donald Trump about remarks he made about the woman who came in second place on the other side, Hillary Clinton.

On "Morning Joe" earlier, Trump had been asked to define Clinton in a single word, and the word he chose was "evil." He defended that choice to O'Reilly, saying "when you look at the job she did as secretary of state and the destruction she's caused, I don't know what it is, the word 'evil' came to mind."

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"The decisions that [she] made on so many different fronts as secretary of state were absolutely insane, and so immediately, I thought of the word 'evil.'" Of course, he clearly also thought of the word "insane," but apparently knew just well enough not to apply that to a potential White House opponent.

O'Reilly countered, asking Trump if he really didn't just mean she was "inept" -- a word which covers her failures without making it seem as if she consciously decided to hurt the United States, but Trump insisted that while he "could have used 'inept,' you could use 'evil' too," because "whether you call it 'evil' or 'inept,' I really don't care."

"A lot of bad things have happened" under Clinton's watch, he added, "and a lot of death has taken place."

Watch the entire interview below via Fox News.

The Most Important Moment Of The New Hampshire Primary Election


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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