Article and Photo by Greg Richter – Newsmax
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he isn’t worried about polls that suggest he can’t beat Democratic frontrunner in a general election.
“I think I’ll beat Hillary easily,” Trump said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I don’t think these other guys will.”
Trump is handily leading his fellow Republicans among GOP primary voters, but admits he has work to do to against Clinton. He told host Jake Tapper he will do that step-by-step.
“I’m not thinking too much about Hillary right now,” Trump said, instead turning to criticizing the records of his fellow Republicans, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, his nearest rivals.
Trump said he also made “some very strong statements” about Clinton in Iowa on Saturday, condemning her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.
“What she has done is criminal,” Trump said. “I don’t see how she can run. …What she did is far worse than what Gen. [David] Petraeus did, and he’s gone down in disgrace. … I mean, she got rid of her server. He never did anything like that.”
Clinton is being “protected” by Democrats and by the mainstream media, he said, noting how The New York Times made changes to a recent story that initially reported that Clinton herself had sent classified information over her private email server, then changed it to reflect that someone had, but did not specify the person.
“I respect the Times for going after her like that, but even the fact that they changed the story upon their request, I think they were more right the first time, Trump said.