Trump mocks Clin­ton over ‘short-cir­cuit’ com­ment

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WASH­ING­TON — Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump slammed Hil­lary Clin­ton as men­tally un­sta­ble at a Satur­day cam­paign rally, seiz­ing on her ad­mis­sion that she “short-cir­cuited” in comments about her pri­vate email use at the State De­part­ment.

“The peo­ple of this coun­try don’t want some­body who’s go­ing to short cir­cuit up here,” Trump told supporters in New Hamp­shire.

“She’s a danger­ous liar,” the real es­tate mogul said of the Democratic for­mer sec­re­tary of state. “She is a to­tally un­hinged per­son. She’s un­bal­anced.”

Trump’s supporters chanted “Lock her up!” dur­ing the event in the town of Wind­ham, which was broad­cast on­line.

On Fri­day, Clin­ton ac­knowl­edged she “may have short-cir­cuited” when she tried to clar­ify state­ments about her use of a pri­vate email server.

The Demo­crat had told Fox News on Sun­day that FBI di­rec­tor James Comey said her “an­swers were truth­ful” about whether she sent or re­ceived clas­si­fied ma­te­rial via pri­vate email. That com­ment was branded false by Wash­ing­ton-based fact-check­ers.

Trump (70), has em­braced her phras­ing as a line of at­tack. On Satur­day ahead of his rally in New Hamp­shire, he posted a cam­paign ad on his Face­book page that refers to Clin­ton as “Ro­bot Hil­lary” — and shows sparks fly­ing out of her mouth. “Is Ro­bot Hil­lary melting down?” the ad asks. Trump is try­ing to boost his cam­paign after a week of mis­steps that saw his poll numbers drop and the 68-year-old Clin­ton, a for­mer se­na­tor and first lady, seize the mo­men­tum.

He re­versed course and en­dorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-elec­tion on Fri­day, pledg­ing to work with Repub­li­can Party lead­ers. Trump also said he would sup­port veteran Repub­li­can Se­na­tor John McCain, with whom he has sparred in the past.

“We need unity. We have to win this elec­tion,” Trump told a rally in Ryan’s state of Wis­con­sin. — AFP

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