Donald Trump Turns Guns On Hillary Clinton

Surging GOP 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump turned his headline-grabbing vitriol away from fellow Republicans and immigrants to blast Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton as “criminal” for her private email scandal, in what political operatives say looks like a bid to build general election viability.

“You can only tar and feather your Republican opponents for so long until the song and dance gets old,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell, who advised John McCain’s presidential campaign. “And now that Trump’s at or near the top of the presidential polls, he recognizes that if he wants to have staying power, he has to show he has some general election electability.”

Trump suggested Democratic federal prosecutors were protecting her, but questioned whether Clinton would make it to the general election because of the scandal, and declared he “will beat Hillary easily.”

Read more from Jack Encarnacao at The Boston Herald

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