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Clinton Calls Trump 'Temperamentally Unfit To Be President' After NJ Win

Clinton enters at 1:43.
Clinton enters at 1:43. Video Credit: Hillary Clinton Presumptive Nomination Victory Speech
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie, File

After the results of New Jersey's primaries on Tuesday officially made her the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton called Republican candidate Donald Trump "temperamentally unfit to be president."

Trump "wants to take America backward" and "is trying to wall off Americans from each other," by "stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds," Clinton said during her victory speech at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (see above).

During the speech, which began just before 10:30 p.m., Clinton showed her appreciation for everyone who worked on the campaign -- "and thanks especially to our friends in New Jersey."

Rather than call on her primary opponent, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, to end his campaign, Clinton intended to congratulate him and his team.

"It never feels good to put your heart into a candidate and come up short," she said. "As we look ahead to the battle that awaits us, let's remember all that unites us."

Clinton promised to create a government "that listens to the people," is "tolerant, inclusive and fair" and supports a system "where Wall Street can never wreck Main Street again."

She said it would also be one that believes that "bridges are better than walls."

"So many of you feel like you're out there on your own, that no one has your back," Clinton told the crowd. "As your president, I will always have your back."

Clinton won't officially clinch the nomination until the vote is taken at the Democratic National Convention in July. Sanders said he'll continue to campaign, however, in the hopes that super-delegates change their minds.

The Associated Press played spoiler Monday, projecting that Clinton will be the first woman to amass the 2,383-delegate majority needed for the nomination.

The AP surveyed the party's 714 uncommitted super-delegates and reported that 571 supported Clinton, giving her the victory.

News organizations did the same with Barack Obama in 2008.

Donald Trump already had enough pledged delegates for the Republican presidential nomination headed into Super Tuesday.

Trump picked up 51 more delegates in New Jersey's winner-take-all GOP primary -- which only piles more atop the more than 1,238 he secured to become his party's nominee.

Other primaries were also held Tuesday in Montana, New Mexico, the Dakotas and California.

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