Billionaire Donald Trump, the 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner, told Breitbart News exclusively in a phone interview that he believes that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is only “being nice to” President Barack Obama because she wants him to prevent the FBI from indicting her over her email scandal.
Trump’s comments came in response to a question about his thoughts on former President Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband, calling President Obama’s administration an “awful legacy” in a Spokane, Washington, speech last week.
“If he said that, Hillary will be indicted,” Trump said of Bill Clinton’s remarks on Obama’s administration. “In all fairness, that’s incredible, because I think she’s being nice to Obama for only one reason: She wants to get protected. That’s the only reason she’s nice to him.”
These comments come as reports surfaced that Hillary Clinton is facing what amounts to an army of investigators from the FBI zoning in on her email scandal. The Washington Post reported on Monday morning that a whopping 147 FBI agents are investigating the Democratic frontrunner.
“One hundred forty-seven FBI agents have been deployed to run down leads, according to a lawmaker briefed by FBI Director James B. Comey,” the Washington Post reported. “The FBI has accelerated the investigation because officials want to avoid the possibility of announcing any action too close to the election.”
Trump added in his exclusive interview with Breitbart News that Bill Clinton’s statement in Spokane will deteriorate the relationship between Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
“If Bill Clinton made that statement, that is a disaster for Hillary’s election,” Trump said. “And it’s a disaster for the relationship between Hillary and Obama.”
Trump’s comments, made in a lengthy interview that lasted about a half an hour late last week, came in the wake of the Brussels terror attack. Trump argued that the attack proves the “terrorists are totally winning” their war on the West under the leadership of President Obama, much of which Hillary Clinton is responsible for given the fact she was Secretary of State at the time.
Trump noted that Clinton’s weakness on terror policy puts her at risk in the general election. Trump said in that part of the interview, which Breitbart News published last week:
The terrorists will cause Hillary Clinton to lose the election. She’s weak on borders. She’s weak on crime. She’s weak on anything having to do with controversy other than controversy with herself. She’s weak on the police. She’s weak on anything having to do with strength. Hillary is so weak on the borders, and so afraid to talk negatively about protecting our people, that it will end up costing her the election in my opinion.
In this interview, Trump also made the case that Hillary Clinton would further the globalist trade agenda that’s abjectly failed for American workers—causing massive job loss to foreign nations as companies throughout America’s heartland and rustbelt ship their operations overseas to places like Mexico, China, Canada, and other nations around the world, especially throughout the Pacific Rim.
Trump said when asked about the differences between him and Clinton on trade policy:
I want to bring jobs back. It’s very simple. We have been losing on trade, just like we have been losing on everything else. I want to bring jobs back to our country. I want to make trade smart for our country and if it’s not going to be smart, I don’t want to do it. We’re going to have a great trade policy. We’re going to get along with people but we’re either going to make good deals or we’re not going to make deals at all. I want to bring jobs back to the United States.