Clinton Surrogate Tom Perez Calls Donald Trump a ‘Chaos Candidate’

“Hillary Clinton is about ‘we.’ Donald Trump is about ‘me,'" Perez said.

June 26, 2016, 10:40 AM

— -- U.S. Labor Secretary and Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Perez railed against presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday, calling him divisive and a “chaos candidate.”

“The differences between Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump in terms of temperament, in terms of values couldn’t be more stark,” Perez said Sunday in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”

“Hillary Clinton is about ‘we.’ Donald Trump is about ‘me,’” he continued, referencing Trump’s comments Friday that the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union would be good for his business ventures.

Perez also slammed Trump for his trip to his Scottish golf resorts and talking about “how great his sprinkler systems are” following the monumental "Brexit" vote.

The New York billionaire trails Clinton by double digits, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll released Sunday, which also found that two-thirds of Americans find Trump unqualified to be president.

The survey comes after several weeks of controversy for Trump, including his repeated criticism of a federal judge presiding over a Trump University lawsuit in California, and his comments following the Orlando shooting.

Perez, a potential Clinton running mate, has emerged as an effective surrogate for the presumptive Democratic nominee, appearing frequently with her on the campaign trail and on his own to criticize Trump.

“I’ve got 207 days until the weekend,” he joked when asked about his interest in joining Clinton’s ticket. “I want to make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States.”

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