Clinton on Trump: 'We Are Trying To Elect a President, Not a Dictator'

The Democratic frontrunner said her GOP rival's campaign denigrates immigrants.

ByABC News
June 4, 2016, 5:42 AM

— -- A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for a dictatorship.

So said Hillary Clinton Friday night during a rally in San Bernadino, California.

"We are trying to elect a president, not a dictator," the Democratic presidential candidate told supporters during a rally at Cal State San Bernadino.

Clinton made the remark after blasting the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for his recent comments about the judge with Hispanic heritage who is presiding over his Trump University lawsuit.

"I do not understand Donald Trump running a whole campaign based on nothing but denigrating immigrants," she said. "And it turns out that just about every immigrant that you can imagine came here for a reason, including Donald Trump’s ancestors. And at some point you have to ask yourself, is this just nothing but a political stunt?”

Clinton's use of the word "dictator" to describe Trump comes one day after she questioned Trump's psychological state, and talked about his "fascination" with foreign dictators during her national security speech in San Diego.

"I have to say, I don't understand Donald's bizarre fascination with dictators and strongmen who have no love for America," she said. "He praised China for the Tiananmen Square massacre. He said it showed strength. He said, you’ve gotta give Kim Jong-un credit for taking over North Korea, and he said, if he were grading Vladimir Putin as a leader he would give him an 'A.'"

She added, "I will leave it to the psychiatrists to explain his affection for tyrants."