Viral Clinton: 'Hopefully Trump Hasn't Ordered Killing of People and Journalists' Like Putin
Hillary Clinton called President Trump a "top down guy" who "has tendencies toward authoritarianism," and added she hoped he hasn't condemned people to die like other autocrats.
"I don't really think he values democracy, Charlie," Clinton told PBS' Charlie Rose. "He's a top down guy. He has tendencies toward authoritarianism."
Rose asked if that meant he is no different than Russia's Vladimir Putin.
"Well, hopefully, he hasn't ordered the killing of people and journalists," Clinton responded.
Clinton added that Trump's inflammatory language toward NFL players goes back to the 2016 campaign.
She called him "a candidate surrounded by people who were saying vile things about women - me in particular."
Clinton said she wished Trump handled sexist comments like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) did in 2008, when he cut off a woman at a town hall who declared then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) an "Arab."
She said Trump continues to send a "huge dog whistle" to supporters of white supremacy and scoffed at Rose for asking whether Steve Bannon's disavowing of the "alt-right" meant anything to her.
On The Five, Kimberly Guilfoyle said Clinton is slowly losing her last bits of credibility by engaging in such exaggerated rhetoric.