US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of creating “disasters” in the Middle East and all over the world.
Trump made the accusation against Clinton at a campaign rally on Friday in Miami, Florida. “She has never taken accountability for the disasters she created in Libya, Syria, Iraq and all over the world,” Trump said.
“She won’t take responsibility for her central role in unleashing ISIS [Daesh] all over the world,” he added.
Trump also criticized Clinton over her calls for tighter access to guns, including universal background checks.
He said the Democrat candidate is trying to deprive Americans of their right to guns.
“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm. I think they should disarm immediately, what do you think, yes?,” he said.
“Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take them, let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, okay. It will be very dangerous.”
Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman said “Trump once again alluded to violence against Hillary Clinton,”
“This is a truly deplorable comment that betrays our nation’s most fundamental democratic values,” Shappell said in a statement.
Elsewhere, the billionaire businessman said that, if elected, he would undo President Barack Obama’s moves to reach out to Cuba, unless Cuban leaders meet his demands.
“But all of the concessions that Barack Obama has granted the Castro regime were done with executive order, which means the next president can reverse them. And that is what I will do unless the Castro regime meets our demands,” Trump said.
“Those demands will include religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners,” he said.
Another controversy which Trump touched upon was claims about Obama’s birthplace.
In a speech in Washington on Friday, he finally acknowledged that Obama was born in the United States. Trump also falsely accused Clinton of starting the so-called birther controversy in 2008, though there is no evidence to link her to the birthers.
The celebrity businessman has sought to improve his negative image among minority voters and moderate Republicans in recent months, many of whom see birtherism as racially motivated and an insult to Obama.